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This afternoon.

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Ramona Plesca (pic 3 left) and Diana Costescu (pic 3 right) from Romania, bought water and muffins for a group of friends who have come together in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, under their own banner of Grandfathers Against Racism. Above from left: Ronan Wilmot, Des Dougherty, Kevin Crian, Benny McCabe and Tom Murphy.

In fairness.

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Former England football international Ian Wright

This morning.

Nat King Coleslaw writes:

Yet another little spotty Instagram fupphead – with a Union Jack in his bio and ‘Up the ra ‘in his feed – is about to get famous for all the wrong reasons…

Ian Wright?

This morning.

Parliament Square, Westminster, London, UK.

Workers have boarded up a statue of Sir Winston Churchill and the Cenotaph ahead of weekend protests.

Black Lives Matter: Winston Churchill monument and Cenotaph boarded up as more statues removed (Sky)

Meanwhile…

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)

This morning.

Vie CNN

A spokesperson for HBO Max, which like CNN is owned by WarnerMedia, told CNN Business that “Gone with the Wind” is “a product of its time and depicts some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society.”

These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today, and we felt that to keep this title up without an explanation and a denouncement of those depictions would be irresponsible,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that when the film returns to HBO Max, it “will return with a discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions,” and will be presented “as it was originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.”

‘Gone with the Wind’ pulled from HBO Max until it can return with ‘historical context’ (CNN)

Pic: MGM

Yesterday: Little Britain pulled from iPlayer and Netflix because ‘times have changed’ (BBC)

Meanwhile…

Um.

Ayo writes:

[Messages using African names – see below] made to appear that black people are trying to organise a riot and it’s clearly made up by racist groups…

Meanwhile

 

Clean up this morning in Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England

On Saturday, the precise anniversary of D-Day, the statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square was defaced with graffiti.

It had also been defaced a few days earlier, and it was defaced again on Sunday when the word “racist” was sprayed across it. On the same day, someone climbed the Cenotaph around the corner in Whitehall and attempted to burn the Union Flag decorating it.

So what extraordinary powerful force was it that was able to cut through Britain’s defences to perpetrate these extraordinary and repeated insults to the greatest generation of Britons, the ones who stood alone against Nazi Germany and then played a leading role in its defeat

Cowed and cowardly ministers must stop appeasing far-Left extremists (The Telegraph)

He was a racist, but also anti-fascist; he was fiercely anti-communist, yet carved Europe up and gifted much of it to Joseph Stalin.

Many historians have tried to make sense of the man and his times. “Churchill was a racist” is part of the truth about the man, but only a part of it.

His plinth is best left with just his name, which speaks for itself. Maybe we can all agree on that

Churchill was a politically complex man – but he was certainly a racist (Sean O’GradyIndependent.co.uk)

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Earlier: Moving Statues













This afternoon.

American Embassy, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Protesters showingsupport for the Black Lives Matter movement, following the death of George Floyd  during a police arrest in Minneapolis. Similar protests are taking place around the country (see below) and across the world.

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