An Oxford University college has said it will recommend removing a statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes.
The statue has long been the target of protests, and more than a thousand demonstrators gathered outside the university to call for its removal last week.
The governors of Oriel College voted on Wednesday to take down the statue and launch an inquiry into the key issues around Rhodes' legacy.
"Both of these decisions were reached after a thoughtful period of debate and reflection and with the full awareness of the impact these decisions are likely to have in Britain and around the world," the governors said.
Rhodes made a fortune in the late 19th century from gold and diamond mines in which miners laboured in brutal conditions.
His legacy includes Oxford University's prestigious Rhodes scholarships, which have been awarded to international students including former US president Bill Clinton and feminist writer Naomi Wolf.
The Rhodes Must Fall campaign, which has been pushing for the removal of the statue, argues the stRead More – Source