The Colston trial, according to a BLM activist, was a “waste of taxpayers’ money” that “should never have happened.”

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The Colston trial, according to a BLM activist, was a “waste of taxpayers’ money.”

Jen Reid, a Black Lives Matter activist, slammed the trial for the toppling of the Edward Colston statue, calling it “a waste of taxpayers’ money.”

The trial, according to the Black Lives Matter activist from Bristol, was “a waste of taxpayers’ money” and “should never have happened.”

During the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in Bristol, four activists were found not guilty of tearing down a statue of an old 17th-century British slave trader.

The statue was estimated to have been damaged for £3,750, and the bridge railings that protestors used to throw it into the river were estimated to have been damaged for £350.

“Do you believe it should have gone to court in the first place?” Sky News host Gillian Joseph asked.

“Because, based on what you’ve said, you believe they were completely correct in their actions?”

“I just think it was a waste of taxpayers’ money, you know,” Ms Reid said.

“There were 10,000 marchers on that day, as evidenced by video footage.”

“Many people were involved in toppling Colston that day,” Ms Reid added.

“So to single out four people and put them on trial in front of tens of thousands of people.”

“It shouldn’t have happened, and as you know, justice was done yesterday.”

“They are also not guilty, which is fantastic news.”

“It is a disgraceful verdict that gives the green light to political vandalism and sets a precedent for anyone to be able to destroy whatever they disagree with,” UK campaign group Save Our Statues said after the not guilty verdict for the Colston 4 was announced.

“This isn’t fair.”

“If you acquit people for damaging statues, pavements, and harbour rails because they found something ‘offensive,’ you’ll lose control of your streets,” Henry Jackson society member Dr. Alan Mendoza said.

“A democracy in trouble is one in which laws do not apply to everyone.”

“I shall not be going out of here immediately afterwards and drawing a moustache on the statue of Oliver Cromwell much though I am opposed to regicides in principle and believe they deserve to be removed from pedestals broadly speaking,” Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the House of Commons, said in Parliament.

“The jury system, which serves as a great sublime protector, is one of our greatest monuments.”

“News from the Brinkwire.”

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