Statue of Limitations

Statues have been in the news this week both here and in Trumpton land.

A proposed statue of the ‘Thatch’ is causing some concern as there is a suggestion that it may end up being vandalised.

Mayhem has come out to say that a worry over vandalism isn’t a reason for not sticking it in Parliament Square.

Frankly I can think of loads of reasons not to put it up – and trust me, vandalism certainly isn’t one of them!

However I can think of some places I’d like to shove it up!

Still, if Mayday gets her way I’m sure the local pigeons will find a good use for it.

Over in the ‘Great Donzo’ terra firma, another statue has already caused riots.

That well-known bunch of funsters the KKK, have protested about the planned removal of a carving of General Robert E Lee.

A march by supporters of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group in the US state of Virginia has been met by hundreds of rival demonstrators.

Dozens of KKK members took part in an authorised march to protest at the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E Lee from Charlottesville.

Lee commanded forces of the pro-slavery Confederacy in the US Civil War.

The KKK supporters were escorted to and from the rally on Saturday by police.

“Police were deployed to secure access to the park and ensure the safety of all involved,” a Virginia State Police spokeswoman said.

Police declared the counter-protests “unlawful” and used tear gas to disperse the crowds. Several people were arrested

While some Americans regard the Confederate flag and associated Civil War monuments as part of their Southern heritage, the far right have adopted them as a rallying cause.

Some observers argue that US President Donald Trump’s election to the White House re-energised the far right across the US.

Obviously protecting racists is a key job for the police and I think the protesters should feel themselves lucky that they were only tear gassed rather than being shot!

 

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