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Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:11 PM

Robert Baden-Powell statue to be removed in Poole

Source: BBC

Robert Baden-Powell statue to be removed in Poole

11 June 2020

A statue of the man who founded the Scouts movement is to be removed from Poole Quay amid fears it is on a "target list for attack".

Following police information, the 12-year-old statue of Robert Baden-Powell is to be "temporarily" removed to protect it, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council said.

The statue will have 24-hour security protection until it can be removed.

Protesters gathered at the quayside to show support for the statue.

Baden-Powell, who died aged 83 in 1941, has been criticised by campaigners who have accused him of racism, homophobia and support for Adolf Hitler.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-53004638


The statue of Robert Baden-Powell is being removed for "its protection" (Steve Daniels)

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