Spain: Barcelona removes statue of slave trader Antonio Lopez

A statue of 19th century slave trader Antonio Lopez, erected in 1884, was removed from the Barcelona square that bears his name on Sunday. The city council approved an initiative requested for many years by various activists and groups in the city, who oppose the memorial on the grounds that Antonio Lopez profited from the slave trade in Cuba. With the statue removed, a replacement is now... Еще missing. The activists and groups that called for the statue’s removal have requested that Antonio Lopez Square be renamed after Idrissa Diallo, a refugee who died in unknown circumstances at a detention cente for migrants in 2012.

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