Some Black Lives Matter protesters in the United Kingdom are asking that statues of Mahatma Gandhi be taken down, owing to their namesake’s problematic views on race when he was alive, Hindustan Times reported. Supporters of the statues claim that any effort to remove them stem from anti-India elements in the U.K.
The George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement have not been limited to the United States. Indeed, in the two-plus weeks since Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, massive protests have broken out in Europe and Australia, among other places, shining the light on racism in both policing and in other areas of life.
One matter that has been raised in the aftermath of Floyd’s death has been that of monuments of Confederate generals in the U.S. Protesters have been calling for their removal — or in some cases, forcibly torn them down — with mixed results.
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