14 Arrested at Protest Over U.K. Policing Bill

The rally in Bristol followed violent clashes on Sunday. The demonstrations are part of a broader movement against a proposed law that would bolster the authorities’ power to disperse protests.

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As Europe’s Lockdowns Drag on, Police and Protesters Clash More

In Britain and beyond, protesters on the left and right are rebelling against virus restrictions, drawing harsh police responses — and questions about the officers’ legitimacy.

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U.K. Police Bill Protesters Turn Violent at Bristol Rally

A “kill the bill” rally deteriorated into chaos as protesters attacked the police in a southwest Britain city.

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A Glance at Daily Life Among the Caretakers of Britain’s Small Islands

Stationed off the coast of Britain, island wardens manage the preservation of their small speck of land — while coping with extreme weather and limited access to the mainland.

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BBC Lost a Battle Over British Songs, and the War Is Far From Over

Boris Johnson came into office aiming to defund the BBC and let in rivals. The coronavirus has delayed that, but the broadcaster again finds itself a punching bag for Conservatives.

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Bristol Removes Statue of Black Protester After Just One Day

The statue of Jen Reid, a Black Lives Matter protester, was raised on Wednesday in place of a toppled memorial to the slave trader Edward Colston.

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Statue of Black Protester Is Raised in Place of Bristol Slave Trader

The image of Jen Reid, fist clenched atop the plinth in the English city where Edward Colston once stood, became a symbol of protest online. Now, it’s there in resin and steel.

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U.K. Grapples With Its Role in Atlantic Slave Trade

Two prominent firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, have acknowledged their ties to the slave trade and pledged to make amends.

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The Statues Were Toppled. What Happens to Them Now?

What city leaders, museum officials and historians decide will have implications for how we remember the history the statues were designed to represent, as well as our current moment.

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In an English City, an Early Benefactor Is Now ‘a Toxic Brand’

Bristol was built with money from the slave trader Edward Colston. Tearing down his statue has reopened a painful reckoning with the city’s racist past.

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As Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Struggles to Find His Voice

He expected to be the Brexit leader. Instead, he has presided uncomfortably over a public health crisis, an economic collapse and a racial reckoning.

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‘Get Rid of Them’: A Statue Falls as Britain Confronts Its Racist History

When demonstrators dumped the monument to a slave trader into Bristol Harbor, they galvanized a debate that echoes conversations happening in the American South about statues of Confederate generals.

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