Everyone should be entitled to fair representation, I fully support the good intentions that the protesters had in the felling of Colston. I hope that prosecution is avoided at all costs but wish everyone the best of luck if it does happen. Bristol, I feel proud to call you home. X
As a Black Man, I have been encouraged with the support from all communities to raise the damaging consequences of racism in the UK, that moment brought a global historic lesson of some of the UKs actions in the slave trade. The toppling of the Edward Colston's statue should be remembered as a fight back against racism not the criminalisation of the good people who felt the hurt of the silent sufferers and did something about it.
I’ve lived in Bristol for 10 years and I’m so proud of the protestors, the young organisers and the people who acted courageously and made history that day. I hope there are zero repercussions for the action you took that so many of us support, but if not we are right behind you.