MPs Voice Concern Over ‘Colston Four’ Verdict

MPs expressed concerns after Black Lives Matter activists, who openly admitted to toppling the statue of Edward Colston, were acquitted of criminal damage. The activists threw the statue into Bristol harbour in June 2020, but the jury agreed they hadn’t committed a crime. While the prime minister didn’t want to comment on this particular case, he said it’s wrong to “retrospectively change history,” likening it to someone trying to edit their own Wikipedia entry.

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