From Monarchs to Gandhi, South African Statues Vandalized

April 14, 2015 11:38 AM

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Excrement thrown at the statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes began a wave of vandalizing protests in South Africa.

Memorials to South Africa's colonial past were defaced by mainly young black protesters, as statues of British monarchs Queen Victoria and King George VI were splashed with paint, in the cities of Port Elizabeth and Durban respectively.

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