April 11, 2015
Let this be a lesson to you: never let anyone tell you that throwing poop won’t get you anywhere.
A South African university is celebrating the removal of a British colonialist’s statue after weeks of protests.
University of Cape Town students took to social media to demand Cecil Rhodes’ statue come down, saying his legacy is tainted with racism.
Using the hashtag #RhodesMustFall, students expressed their views in a campaign that started last month.
Four weeks later, the hashtag is now #RhodesHas Fallen. The university said Wednesday the heritage authority granted it permission to remove the statue from the campus.
“These steps are being taken to ensure the safety of the statue while matters concerning its future are resolved,” the university said in a statement.