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Wales identifies 200 statues, roads and buildings with 'links to the slave trade'

Added 11-26-20 12:36:03pm EST - “The review was ordered by Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford following the death of George Floyd in the US and the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Wales identifies 200 sites with 'links to the slave trade'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

More than 200 statues, streets and buildings in Wales named after historic Britons have been identified as having connections to the slave trade, according to a Welsh government-ordered audit.

The review was ordered by First Minister Mark Drakeford following the death of George Floyd in the US and the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol during a series of Black Lives Matter protests. 

It identified 209 monuments, buildings or street names which commemorate people who were 'directly involved' with slavery and the slave trade or opposed its abolition.

The review condemned the monuments for depicting Britons with links to the slave trade as 'heroes'. 

The people identified include Sir Francis Drake, Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and William Gladstone. 

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