Boris Johnson criticises attacks on monuments

A statue of the United Kingdom’s wartime leader Winston Churchill is just one to have been boarded up before anti-racism protests expected in London this weekend.
The country’s prime minister says the marches have been “hijacked by extremists” after monuments were attacked.
But as Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports, it has opened up a debate about who still deserves to be remembered and how.

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The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

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