Toppling statues

Submitted by martin on 16 June, 2020 - 11:04 Author: John Cunningham
Saddam Hussein comes down

The noble history of toppling statues (or in one case blowing them up). (See "Pulling it down: no gods, no cults" for an article attacking cults of personality.) A few examples:

The Tsar of Russia – used in a scene in Sergei Eisenstein’s film October


The dictator Stalin meets his fate – Budapest 1956


Saddam Hussein – down he goes – Baghdad 2003


Nelson’s Pillar in Dublin city centre blown up – 1966


Paris Communards pull down the Colonne Vendome – 1871


Slave trader Colston takes a dive – Bristol 2020


General Williams Carter Wickham of the Confederate army is no more – Richmond, Virginia 2020


One of the last statues of Franco in Spain is finally removed


Gaddafi loses his head

See "Pulling it down: no gods, no cults" for an article attacking cults of personality.

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