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Boris Johnson urged not to engage in rewriting history

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke out in defense of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, whose monument vandals daubed racist slogans, and urged not to rewrite the past.

On Friday the city of London due to fears of vandalism has closed the plywood boards monuments to Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and the memorial Cenotaph in honor of those killed in the First world war. During the action in memory of the deceased American George Floyd in Bristol vandals threw into the Bay the monument to merchant, philanthropist and MP Edward Colston, who in the seventeenth century, engaged in the slave trade. In London, the hooligans struck racist inscriptions on a monument to Churchill and tried to damage the Cenotaph.

Reset by vandals in Bristol statue of the slave trader pulled out of the water

Reset by vandals monument to the merchant, philanthropist and MP Edward Colston, who in the seventeenth century, engaged in the slave trade, on Thursday morning, lifted from the bottom of Bristol Bay in the UK, according to the city Council.

The mayor of Bristol, Marvin Reese was ordered to raise a monument and install it in one of the city's museums.

Johnson said he would not tolerate the offenses for protests

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he will not support those who for the sake of protest violates the rules of social distancing and breaking the law.

Earlier, the head of the interior Ministry Priti Patel reported that a total of 137 thousand people took to Britain's participation in the actions for the rights of blacks, 135 people were detained. At the hands of protesters injured 36 police officers.

British police explain why not prevented the demolition of the statue of the slave trader

The British police did not prevent the demolition of the monument to merchant, philanthropist and slave trader Edward Colston's in Bristol for fear of clashes with demonstrators over the rights of the black population, said the head of the police region Avon and Somerset Andy Marsh.

Last weekend in several cities in Britain held a rally in memory of the deceased in the United States African American George Floyd. Sami marches and rallies were peaceful, but protesters joined the radicals and the members of "antifa" were trying to provoke riots and attacked the police. Bullies inflicted racist inscriptions on a monument to Winston Churchill in London, and in Bristol piled with pedestal and threw into the Bay the monument to merchant, philanthropist and MP Edward Colston, who in the seventeenth century, engaged in the slave trade. The monument to Churchill managed to wash, monument Colston still lies at the bottom of Bristol Bay.

Greece is ready to cancel the quarantine for some travelers

The Greek authorities are ready to cancel the quarantine for tourists coming from safe places, according to the Sun.

In the country are discussing the possibility of failure from a week of quarantine, for example, for the British, departing from the cities, happy to the coronavirus. Thus, according to the European aviation safety Agency (EASA), among these include flights from Belfast, Bristol, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, London, Southampton and Cardiff.

Johnson condemned the demolition of the monument to the seventeenth century slave trader in Bristol

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the demolition of the monument in Bristol crime, those involved should be held accountable, said the official representative of the government office.

Last weekend in several cities in Britain held a rally in memory of the deceased American George Floyd. Sami marches and rallies were peaceful, but protesters joined the radicals and the members of "antifa" were trying to provoke riots and attacked the police. In Bristol hooligans piled with pedestal and threw into the Bay the monument to merchant, philanthropist and MP Edward Colston, who in the seventeenth century, engaged in the slave trade.

In Britain, protesters tore down a statue of the slave trader of the XVII century

The supporters of the movement Black Lives Matter in the British city of Bristol was demolished monument to British slave trader and philanthropist Edward Colston, who lived in the 17th and 18th centuries, publication reports the Independent.

As the newspaper notes, in social networks there was a video in which protesters take off the statue from the pedestal in the course of Sunday's protests in the city centre.