A BLACK Lives Matter protest took to the streets of Oxford last night.

The march started in Union Street at 5pm, making its way to the Natural History Museum, via the Cecil Rhodes statue at Oriel College.

Thames Valley Police kept an eye on proceedings, setting up barriers to keep the protestors safe.

Following the toppling of 17th century slaver and merchant Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol on Sunday, June, 7, calls for 19th century imperialist Rhodes’ statue to be removed have been revived.

There has been debate surrounding the best way for the movement to get its voice heard in the current coronavirus climate.

With the 2m social distancing nigh on impossible, there has been talk about what other methods the movement could use to protest.


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