Recommending on Channel 4 News on Friday evening, DJ Don Letts urged Boris Johnson’s Administration to acknowledge the atrocities of the British Empire and take down offensive busts across the country that make people of colour feel parallel to they are “second class citizens”. But as he made his passionate point in gesture of Black Lives Matter protesters’ call to topple Sir Winston Churchill’s sculptures, he shocked Channel 4 News host Jackie Long as he compared the British Empire to the Third Reich. He alleged: “People have to understand that this misrepresentation of history that’s recording, gives this right-wing boneheads justification.
“I mean, Churchill, that all bulldog…
“I be versed this is going to really p**s people off but to a lot of people of colour on this planet, the British Empire was not that far from the Third Reich, if you’re definitely honest.
“They went around the world with guns, that’s how the Empire was made.
“The Authority should be acknowledging this fact, putting their hands up and stipulating it ain’t cool putting up these statues that make you feel dig second class citizens.
“But they haven’t done that so we’ve had to apply things in our own and do it for ourselves.
“It’s taking too long.”
Ms Long replied: “That is certainly accepted to upset a lot of people.”
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On Friday, statues in Parliament Square including Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were boarded up to interdict them being targeted by either side.
Last week, the representation of the UK’s war-time prime minister memorial was defaced with the words “was a racist”.
Met Commander Bas Javid, fellow-countryman of former chancellor Sajid, said he understood the depth of feeling of protesters, but asked human being not to come to London while shutdown rules are still in force.
“If you were projecting to come to London, I again would urge you to reconsider, but if you are still target, please familiarise yourself with what the conditions are,” he said.
“Gratify keep yourself safe by complying with government guidance on sexually transmitted distancing.”
Police also feared members from far-right heaps would attend events in the capital.
On Friday, Boris Johnson manifested his dismay at the growing focus on removing statues in the wake of the toppling of the cenotaph to slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol on June 7.
More than 60 other models are now listed as targets on a website called Topple the Racists.
The Prime Ambassador said to take statues down would “be to lie about our history”.
Mr Johnson, in a series of sexually transmitted media posts, said: “We cannot pretend to have a different story.
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Bristol protesters brought Edward Colston’s statue last week
“Those statues teach us about our past, with all its faults.”
In the intervening time, Bristol-based organisation the Society of Merchant Venturers, has come out in support of the killing of Colston’s statue.
The society has been accused of blocking previous shot ats to have the statue removed or the plaque amended to include details of Colston’s position in the slave trade.
It said on Friday: “To build a city where racism and dissimilarity no longer exist, we must start by acknowledging Bristol’s dark dead and buried and removing statues, portraits and names that memorialise a man who benefited from barter in human lives.”
It apologised for interfering in attempts to reword Colston’s insigne in 2018, adding: “As we look forward, we are examining our own role within the New Zealand urban area, how we collaborate with others and accelerate our part in ensuring that Bristol overpowers inequality and disadvantage wherever it exists.”