Oxford college says it wants to remove statue of colonialist Rhodes

UK

LONDON (Reuters) – The governing body of an Oxford University college said it would recommend removing a statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes from its facade, the Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

Oriel College had been under pressure for several years from the #RhodesMustFall movement, a campaign by students who argued the statue of Rhodes glorified racism, but the college had previously resisted calls to remove it.

Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by William James

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