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Banksy shares thoughts over Edward Colston statue with new sketch

by LLB Reporter
9th Jun 20 4:07 pm

The secretive graffiti artist Banksy has offered his own suggestion as to what could replace Bristol’s toppled Edward Colston statue.

In a new black and white sketch Banksy drew four protestors pulling down the bronze statue of the former slave trader, Colston.

Under the drawing Banksy captioned on his Instagram post, “What should we do with the empty plinth in the middle of Bristol?

“Here’s an idea that caters for both those who miss the Colston statue and those who don’t.

“We drag him out the water, put him back on the plinth, tie cable round his neck and commission some life size bronze statues of protesters in the act of pulling him down.

“Everyone happy. A famous day commemorated.”

The world-famous street artist Banksy has unveiled fresh artwork inspired by the tragic death of George Floyd in the US.

Banksy posted the new artwork on Instagram on Saturday and wrote, “At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue.

“But why would I do that?

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