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Statues and Monuments Targeted by Activists, Protestors

The bodies of 215 Indigenous children were discovered last month at a former residential school run by the Catholic Church in British Columbia. Protesters on Sunday toppled a statute of Egerton Ryerson — one of the key figures behind Canada’s residential school system, which separated some 150,000 Indigenous children from their homes. This was the latest in series of monuments that have fallen in the last year, as citizens reckon with which figures are memorialized and why.

Statues and Monuments Targeted by Activists, Protestors

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