Namibia pulls down statue of German coloniser

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The statue of a controversial German colonial officer in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, has been taken down following pressure from activists.

 

Curt Von François's statue was erected in 1965 to celebrate him as the city's founder.

 

 

 

Activists dismissed the claim as a lie, and said he was a symbol of colonial oppression.

 

Local artists performed rituals to reclaim the land where the statue stood before workers took it down.

 

It is the latest statue to be removed in a worldwide campaign against symbols of the colonial era.

 

 

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