Slave trade

How African truths abolished British lies

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Toyin Agbetu famously protested against Tony Blair and the queen during the Westminster Abbey slavery commemoration. Here he writes about why he decided not just to sit back and watch.

On 27 March 2007 the three leading institutions of Britain gathered in Westminster Abbey to celebrate their role in what they describe as the abolition of the so called "slave trade". In an act of astonishing arrogance the British church, monarchy and government invited the descendants of both slavers and enslaved Africans to an orgy of hypocritical moral profligacy where they neglected to apologise, or reparate, for having led the crime for centuries before being forced by African freedom fighters to reform it.

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