Johnson: removing statues is like a politician tinkering with Wikipedia
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【 Global network reports The reporter Hou Jiaxin 】“ If we try to delete or edit our history everywhere in this way , It's like some politicians trying to sneak in on his Wikipedia entry .” Local time 7 month 2 Japan , British Prime Minister Boris · In an interview, Johnson talked about Oxford University's removal of controversial colonialist Cecil · The portrait of Rhodes is called , He was against the removal of the statue .

 Johnson : Remove statue , It's like politicians tinkering with Wikipedia


Johnson . Picture source :《 The guardian 》

According to the UK 《 The guardian 》 reports , Johnson said in an interview with British media that day , He didn't agree with the decision to remove the statue of Rhodes from aurill college at Oxford University . Johnson hopes “ People understand our past and all its imperfections ”.

 Johnson : Remove statue , It's like politicians tinkering with Wikipedia


《 The guardian 》: Boris · Johnson criticized Oxford's decision to remove the statue of Rhodes

Johnson added :“ I want to put up some statues , Instead of pushing down some statues . If we try to delete or edit our history everywhere in this way , It's like some politicians trying to sneak in on his Wikipedia entry .”

Johnson has a deep connection with Oxford University , He studied at Oxford University , He is a classmate friend with former British Prime Minister David Cameron . during school days , The Johnson society was also the president of Oxford University , The organization has always had “ The cradle of statesmen ” Known as the .

Recently, with the death of African Americans, anti racist protests around the world have continued , The British 《 The independent 》6 It was reported at the beginning of the month that , There are thousands of people petitioning on the petition website , Call for the removal of Cecil, the representative of British colonialism in Oxford University · The statue of Rhodes .6 month 17 Japan , The orrill College of Oxford University announced its decision to remove the statue of Rhodes .

Cecil · Rhodes was an early designer of apartheid in South Africa . Besides , He was also a British South African businessman 、 Mining tycoons and politicians , A devout believer in colonialism , He founded the diamond business De Beers , And the founder of the University of Cape Town .
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