South African students demand Rhodes statue removal

March 20, 2015 4:11 PM

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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Hundreds of University of Cape Town students staged a protest march on Friday demanding the removal from the campus of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, the British imperialist regarded as one of the main proponents of white colonial domination.

Twenty years after the end of white-minority rule, South Africa is still grappling with the legacy of centuries of racism, and the names of roads, buildings and other cultural symbols remain deeply emotive and divisive.

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