South African University Removes Statue of Colonialist

April 9, 2015 4:47 PM

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A South African university removed the statue of a British colonialist, responding to student protests that have described it as a symbol of white privilege.

On Thursday, a crane lifted the decades' old bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes from its perch overlooking the University of Cape Town as students cheered.

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