Slave Trader Robert Milligan's Statue Removed From Outside London Museum

World | Associated Press | June 9, 2020, 11:20 pm
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 The statue of Robert Milligan, a noted merchant, slaveholder and founder of London's global trade hub, West India Docks, stands covered in a sack-cloth and sign reading Black Lives Matter, outside the Museum of London Docklands. The recent death of George Floyd who died after a U.S. officer pressed his knee into his neck, has prompted investigations into the lorded promotion of many historical figures who gave money to philanthropic enterprises, gaving their names to British city areas, statues and landmarks, but gained much of their wealth from the slave trade. (Renee Bailey/PA via AP)
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The statue of Robert Milligan, a noted merchant, slaveholder and founder of London's global trade hub, West India Docks, stands covered in a sack-cloth and sign reading Black Lives Matter, outside the Museum of London Docklands. The recent death of George Floyd who died after a U.S. officer pressed his knee into his neck, has prompted investigations into the lorded promotion of many historical figures who gave money to philanthropic enterprises, gaving their names to British city areas, statues and landmarks, but gained much of their wealth from the slave trade. (Renee Bailey/PA via AP)

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 A worker rests after the statue of slave owner Robert Milligan was taken down, at West India Quay, east London, after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
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A worker rests after the statue of slave owner Robert Milligan was taken down, at West India Quay, east London, after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

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 Workers prepare to take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
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Workers prepare to take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

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 Workers prepare to take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan, after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
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Workers prepare to take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan, after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

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 Workers prepare to take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan, after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
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Workers prepare to take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan, after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

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 Workers take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan, after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
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Workers take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan, after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

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 Workers take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan at West India Quay, east London after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
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Workers take down a statue of slave owner Robert Milligan at West India Quay, east London after a protest saw anti-racism campaigners tear down a statue of a slave trader in Bristol. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

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