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Four plead not guilty in case of toppled slave trader’s statue in Bristol

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Four people charged with criminal damage over their alleged role in the toppling of a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol last year pleaded not guilty in Bristol Crown Court today. They are due to stand trial in December 2021.

The statue was pulled down and thrown into Bristol harbour during a Black Lives Matter-related anti-racism demonstration on 7 June 2020, held following the killing of George Floyd in the United States.

Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh represents one of the defendants in this case.

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