Bristol BLM protesters overjoyed after being cleared over toppling of Edward Colston statue
Guardian, 06 Jan 2022
Three men and a woman have been found not guilty of criminal damage after toppling the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol.
Rhian Graham, 30, Milo Ponsford, 26, and Sage Willoughby, 22, were accused, with “others unknown”, of helping to tie ropes around the statue’s neck and joining with others to pull it to the ground.
Jake Skuse, 33, was accused of helping to roll it to Bristol harbour where it was thrown into the River Avon