Labour council sparks fury with plan to cancel war memorial for links to ‘colonial abuses’

A LABOUR-run council has sparked anger after planning to alter a memorial to fallen British soldiers after the conflict was deemed a “colonialist enterprise”. Newcastle City Council is planning to give a new “suitable interpretation” to a monument honouring the 370 local British fatalities in the Boer War. The decision was made following the wave of Black Lives Matter protests which took place across the UK last summer.

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Source: Labour council sparks fury with plan to cancel war memorial for links to ‘colonial abuses’

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