On 7 June 2022, the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston was toppled in Bristol during a Black Lives Matter protest. Eighteen months later, four people stood trial for its fall. In this definitive inside account, Tom Lamont explores the human drama of a landmark case, and the knotty questions it raised about racism, justice, protest and history.
In this podcast Chris Stone reads Tom Lamont’s feature, which was first published on 2 April 2022.
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