Regional News • Europe
2020-06-08T07:11:30+00:00

Belgium: Petition to remove statues of King Leopold II

Petition calls for removal of the statues of King Leopold II of Belgium. Leopold's troops killed millions in Congo during Belgium's colonial era. The petition was started by a 14-year-old boy and has since garnered traction across Europe. Pictures surfaced on Twitter with Leopold's bust (Gent, Belgium) wrapped in a blood-soaked cloth and the words "I Can't Breathe".

Pentributor:
chanson protestataire
Card reviewed by: @ericof