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Default Activists topple statue of Canada's first PM

Activists topple statue of Canada's first PM

Aug 30, 2020

Activists in Montreal have pulled down a statue of Canada's first prime minister Sir John A MacDonald, who was linked to cruel policies that killed many indigenous people in the late 19th Century.

Video captured the moment the statue's head flew off and bounced on the pavement nearby.

Quebec's head of government condemned it as "unacceptable".

"Destroying parts of our history is not the solution," said François Legault.

No arrests have been made, according to Canadian broadcaster CBC.

MacDonald was prime minister of Canada for 19 years in the 1860s-1890s and is remembered for his nation-building policies but he also created the residential schools system.


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