Series of Protests Defacing Historical Statues Leave South Africans Asking, 'Who's Next?'

Excrement thrown at the statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes began a wave of vandalizing protests in South Africa.
Memorials to South Africa’s colonial past were rejected as symbols of oppression by mainly young black protesters, as statues of British monarchs Queen Victoria and King George VI were splashed with paint, in the cities of Port Elizabeth and Durban respectively.
Several people have been arrested and local authorities have spent thousands of dollars cleaning up the statues. The opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, has come out in support of its members who have claimed responsibility for these acts of vandalism.
While the string of protests has sparked a national debate about how to remember South Africa's troubled past, another question about the statues is gaining ground in the country: Who's next?



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