The Black Lives Matter movement has resulted in recent calls for the removal of many historically significant statues and monuments, around the world.
Many protesters have taken it upon themselves to damage, deface, and remove figures which they claim have historical associations of racism and oppression. Critics say the trend is emblematic of a modern-day iconoclasm. The movement, coined the 'Cancel Culture' has sparked debate about the importance, and modern relevance of certain historical statues and monuments.
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