Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 4 weeks ago

Isn't it a pity that the BLM statue has been taken down almost immediately yet Bristol council had behaved liked tw@ts over Colston's statue?

The people of the city had been asking for it to be removed for years and years, yet the fascist scum of Bristol council dragged their heels again and again...

13 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
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    I liked the Marc Quinn statue, it was well executed and designed. The speed in which it was done was impressive too.

    The artist and subject both knew it was probably only going to be up for a day or so since it lacked permission but that gave it a Bansky feel..

    I think the space could be like the plinth in Trafalgar Square where it is a rolling exhibition space for several artists

  • 3 weeks ago

    it would be really funny if a vote  wanted the BLM statue  replaced and anyway the Colston  statue was moved i believe from the centre of the town and so the BLM statue can be placed back in the town centre .

  • 4 weeks ago

    About 2% of the city population had been asking to take down the Colston statue

  • 4 weeks ago

    The new statue has now got itself into the museum where it will remain as part of the historical context and continue to tell its version of Bristol's slavery story.  Now how about some recognition of the city's Anglo Saxon/Viking past, when men, women and children captured in Wales or northern England were traded through Bristol to Dublin as slaves. From there the Viking rulers of Dublin would sell them on throughout the known world?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    BLM seems they have the right to tell everyone what statues should be where. Regardless of how long they have been there or who they are off. Not many if anyone objected to the statue before they came along. So who are they to tell everyone what statues should be where. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    It’s a pity, but it’s the right decision to take the new statue down for now. The people of Bristol need to take time to reach a consensus about what, if anything, should replace Colston on the plinth.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes it is, it was a marked improvement on what was there before.

    The sculptor ought to apply for retrospective planning permission keep it there, otherwise they are going to have an empty plinth, there’s no way the Colston statue will be tolerated.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Not at all.

    The original statue was put up to celebrate the contribution made to Bristol by a man who poured money into the city.

    The majority of Bristol people did not want it taking down, a baying mob did. They are the fascists.

    So the twats won in that instance, mob rule, abhorrent to the right minded but celebrated by fools and thugs.

    The second, a disgrace, celebrating a criminal involved in rioting and criminal damage.

    The artist loves to celebrate black criminals and was looking for attention for his upcoming exhibition.

    A white artist, no black artist available to produce a black supremacist statue? 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The original statue had planning permission. The replacement doesn't.

    The statue was a listed structure so its removal was a criminal offence.

  • Peter
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The BLM statue was put up illegally, Colston's wasn't.

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