Slave trader statue dumped in Bristol Harbour to be displayed with Black Lives Matter placards in museum

The statue of slave trader Edward Colston that was toppled by anti-racism protestors in Bristol, England earlier this week has been fished out of the harbour in the city.

Your playlist will load after this ad

The monument of Edward Colston was thrown into Bristol Harbour by anti-racism protestors. Source: Supplied

The local council shared a video on social media of the monument being retrieved today and added it was being taken to a secure location.

The statue will now be displayed in a museum alongside placards from the Black Lives Matter protest in the UK.

Your playlist will load after this ad

The statue is of Edward Colston, who’s believed to have gained his wealth through the slave trade in Africa. Source: Breakfast