Colston statue dumped in harbour so council wouldn’t put it back up, defendant tells court
The case has been adjourned until 4 January, when the jury will hear closing speeches from the prosecution and defence, as well as the judge’s summing up of evidence.
Council failed to consider removing slaver’s statue despite ‘great concerns’, trial of Colston 4 hears
Trial day 2: The monument brought Bristol ‘face to face with painful, shameful aspects’ of its past, the court heard.
Watch: One year since Colston fell
Priyanka Raval speaks to anti-racism campaigners on the year since the Edward Colston statue was toppled, and questions whether the controversy surrounding it helped the movement – or simply unveiled divisions within the city.
‘We should decide what happens to Bristol’s statues, not Westminster’
Ahead of the trial of the ‘Colston 4’, we spoke to Bristol University law professor Antonia Layard about the thorny legal issues surrounding statue protection, and why the legislation around statues needs to change.
Watch: Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol
Cable journalist Priyanka Raval spoke to people at Sunday's BlackLivesMatter protest about what the toppling of the Edward Colston's statue means, and where Bristol goes from here.