Bristol legends Massive Attack have spoken about the toppling of the Colston statue in their home city.
The statue was felled during a Black Lives Matter protest, with the monument subsequently being toppled into the River Avon.
A philanthropist who donated widely to the Bristol's infrastructure, Colston's enormous wealth was amassed during the slave trade - he bought and sold up to 90,000 Black slaves, up to one tenth of whom died on the Atlantic journey.
The toppling of the statue has been a major news story, with Massive Attack joining in the celebrations.
Tweeting from their official account, the group said the statue "should never have been a public monument..."
"The elevation of a slave trader clashed badly with our civic identity," they added. "A philanthropy derived from crimes against humanity is as hollow as the statue itself."
Check out the tweets below.
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