Protesters in Bristol have toppled a statue of merchant and slave trader Edward Colston in the wake of Black Lives Matter movement.
Footage shared on Twitter shows the crowd use ropes to pull down the statue after covering it with a plastic sheet.
The group is seen screaming in high spirits and waving placards.
One protester appears to pose with his knee on the statue’s neck – reminiscent of the viral video showing George Floyd, an African-American who died being restrained by a Minnesota police officer.
Avon and Somerset Police superintendent Andy Bennett has said an investigation has been launched to identify the small group of people “who clearly committed an act of criminal damage”.