Lewis Hamilton has again made a political Statement to draw attention. After the Mercedes driver had last been reported in the Wake of the black live matter-movement to the word, he is now the protesters who have toppled in Bristol is a large bronze statue of former politician Edward Colston, and in the Harbor sunk.
Colston, who lived from 1636 to 1721, was also a slave trader, and the enslavement of 80,000 people - mainly from Africa - are involved. Therefore, the Statue was for some time disputed, and that it was now overthrown, can Hamilton, to approve only.
He asks: "All the statues of racist men who have made their money with the sale of people, should be overthrown. Who's Next?", he wrote on Instagram next to the Emoji of a black fist.
What sounds in the first Moment after the vandalism, should it be for Hamilton but. Instead, he calls on all governments around the world, join the action and to remove racist symbols "peaceful".
A day later, the Briton after. He is sure that the Statue would never have been removed if it had not done the protesters. That talk of the monument exhibit now in a Museum, shocked him.
"The Statue of this man should remain in the river, such as the 20,000 African souls who perished on the journey here, and thrown into the sea, were without a funeral or a memorial," Hamilton said. "He has taken away from their families and their country and should not be celebrated!"
Hamilton's proposal: "it should be replaced by a memorial for all those he has sold, and have lost their life."
at the same time, the Briton criticised his local government once again due to another issue: the handling of the corona of a crisis. He was "appalled" by how the policy is dealt with COVID-19.
since today, there are stricter entry requirements and a two-week quarantine for all who want to come into the country. Too late, finds Hamilton: "you should have close the borders months ago. How can you let people without Tests from other countries flown in, is a mystery."
"and you would have thousands of can save lives," he criticizes, and it is clear: "We need a better leader!"
This article was written by Norman Fischer
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