Thousands in Oxford call for Rhodes statue removal | AFP

Thousands call for a statue of 19th century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes to be removed from an Oxford University college, as debate rages over the removal of other monuments to the nation’s colonial past. Protesters chanted “Take it down” and “Decolonise”, and held placards urging “Rhodes Must Fall” and “Black Lives Matter” beneath the statue at Oriel College.

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Protesters demand removal of statue of the Victorian imperialist Cecil Rhodes in Oxford | AFP

Over a thousand protesters gather outside Oxford University to demand the removal of a statue of the Victorian imperialist Cecil Rhodes as Black Lives Matter protests continue across the UK. IMAGES

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Hundreds gather in Oxford to demand statue of Cecil Rhodes be taken down | AFP

Protesters gather at Oxford University to campaign for the removal of a statue of 19th-century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes claimed the region of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia) on behalf of the Crown in the late 19th century. The protest comes after demonstrators pulled down a statue of a leading slave trader during an anti-racism protest in the southwest English city of Bristol on Sunday. IMAGES

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VICE News Daily: Islamic State Disrupts French TV Stations

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Islamic State hacks French TV channels, protesters demand police be arrested over deaths of 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers, a North Korean cargo ship remains detained in a Mexican port, and the University of Cape Town removes an apartheid-era statue of Cecil Rhodes.

FRANCE
Islamic State Hacks French News Stations
11 channels belonging to France’s TV5 Monde were disrupted Thursday by hackers affiliated with the Islamic State.

INDIA
Protesters Demand Police Arrest Over Killings
Families of 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers killed by police earlier this week demand the officers involved be detained.

MEXICO
North Korean Ship Remains Detained
The ship docked last July for repairs and has not been able to leave the port of Tuxpan.

SOUTH AFRICA
Apartheid-Era Statue Removed From University
Students and staff voted to remove the bust of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes saying it was a symbol of white power.

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