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Oppose Oxford University's removal of colonialist statue, Johnson: Editing history like this is like a politician surreptitiously modifying Wikipedia

2022-09-23 06:18:53Free and unfettered ninglang yi people autonomous county 孒

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[Global Web Reporter Hou Jiaxin] "If we try to censor or edit our history everywhere in this way, it's as if some politicians are trying to covertlyModify his Wikipedia entry." On July 2, local time, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview about Oxford University's removal of the controversial portrait of colonialist Cecil Rhodes., he opposed the removal of the statue.

Against Oxford's removal of colonialist statue, Johnson: Editing history like this is like a politician surreptitiously modifying Wikipedia


Johnson.Source: "The Guardian"

According to the British "Guardian" report, Johnson said in an interview with the British media that he did not agree with the decision to remove the Rhodes statue at Oriel College, Oxford University.Johnson wants "people to understand our past and all its imperfections".

Against Oxford's removal of colonialist statue, Johnson: Editing history this way is like a politician sneakily modifying Wikipedia


The Guardian: Boris Johnson criticises Oxford University's decision to remove Rhodes statue

Johnson added: "I want some statues up, not some down.If we try to censor or edit our history everywhere in this way, it would be like some politician trying to surreptitiously revise his Wikipedia entry."

Johnson has deep roots with Oxford University, where he onceStudied at Oxford University, and former British Prime Minister Cameron is a classmate friend.During his time at school, Johnson also served as chairman of the Oxford University Debating Society, which is known as the "cradle of politicians".

Recently, with the ongoing anti-racism protests in many places around the world triggered by the death of a black AmericanStatue of Cecil Rhodes, a representative of British colonialism.On June 17, Oriel College at Oxford University announced its decision to remove the Rhodes statue.

Cecil Rhodes was an early architect of apartheid in South Africa.In addition, he is an Anglo-South African businessman, mining tycoon and politician, a devout believer of colonialism, he founded the diamond company De Beers, and is also the founder of the University of Cape Town.

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