Robert Milligan: London statue of 18th-century slaver removed

A statue of well-known slaveholder Robert Milligan has been taken down from outside the Museum of London Docklands,the BBC reported.

Sadiq Khan earlier declared a review of all of London’s statues and street names, saying any with connections to slavery “should be taken down”.

Milligan’s monument was removed to “recognise the wishes of the community,” said the Canal and River Trust.

There were cheers and clapping as the monument was lifted from its plinth using a crane.

The Museum of London Docklands said the statue of the prominent British Slave trader, who owned two sugar plantations and 526 slaves in Jamaica, had “stood uncomfortably” outside its premises “for a long time”.

“The Museum of London recognises that the monument is part of the ongoing problematic regime of white-washing history, which disregards the pain of those who are still wrestling with the remnants of the crimes Milligan committed against humanity,” they added

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