f.ck that b.llsh.t.
Colston was born to a prosperous family, and was a wealthy merchant and Tory MP.
The slave trade he ran was for the benefit of wealthy plantation owners, and wealthy investors
The statue was erected as a result of a campaign by a wealthy industrialist, who stumped up the shortfall when the public proved uninterested in funding it.
The statue was defended by Tory councillors and MPs, and by the Society of Merchant Venturers
So of course some idiotic prick has to put up an ugly, prejudiced caricature targetting the working class. f.ck that sh.t, it wasn't the working class that created the man, nor the statue, nor that kept the statue there.