French ‘Afro-descendant’ wants removal of ‘colonisers’ statues | AFP

Should monuments to the glory of France’s great colonial figures, such as the statue of Joseph Gallieni in Paris, be removed? For Seumboy, the answer is yes. The 27 year old is the founder of “Histoires crépues”, a media devoted to colonial history, and he considers these monuments “too violent for a large proportion of French citizens”. The death of unarmed black man George Floyd in US police custody has triggered outrage worldwide, and reignited debate over Colonial-era monuments.

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