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Petitions launched for removal of Sir Robert Peel statues

Calls to remove a statue of the founder of modern policing have emerged as one of a number of petitions demanding the removal of monuments in the UK in the name of anti-racism.

A statue of Sir Robert Peel in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

A statue of Sir Robert Peel in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Date - 10th June 2020
By - Chloe Livadeas
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Petition organiser Sami Pinarbasi described the founder of the Metropolitan Police who served as Prime Minister twice in his lifetime as an "icon of hate and racism" on the basis that his father, also an MP called Robert Peel, was...
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