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    Graffiti vandals attack Robert the Bruce statue in Scotland branding him a 'racist king' | Daily Mail Online






    Graffiti vandals attack Robert the Bruce statue in Scotland branding him a 'racist king'

    • Monument at Battle of Bannockburn site, Stirling, was found covered in graffiti
    • Writing on statue said that 'Robert was a racist' and white paint also read 'BLM'
    • The vandalism at the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) site has sparked outrage
    • It comes as the PM launched attack on those who vandalised statue to Churchill
    • A campaign has sought to topple more than 100 'racist' statues across the UK
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    British nationalists using the BLM movement to try and have Scottish monuments removed.

    Bruce was dead more than 150 years before Columbus discovered America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batcher View Post
    British nationalists using the BLM movement to try and have Scottish monuments removed.

    Bruce was dead more than 150 years before Columbus discovered America.

    You mean some naughty people are using the BLM movement for their own ends? I'm shocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batcher View Post
    British nationalists using the BLM movement to try and have Scottish monuments removed.

    Bruce was dead more than 150 years before Columbus discovered America.
    Columbus didn't discover America. You cannot discover a land when people already live there, plus other Europeans had visited a few centuries before.

    (I thought some of you Scots had Viking heritage so would know that.)
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    Are there statues to Amerigo Vespucci?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Columbus didn't discover America. You cannot discover a land when people already live there, plus other Europeans had visited a few centuries before.

    (I thought some of you Scots had Viking heritage so would know that.)
    Columbus was Italian, discover means to uncover.

    (I thought some of you English knew about latin.}

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Are there statues to Amerigo Vespucci?
    Who cares? America isn't named after him. Places were not generally named for the first names of discoverers or founders of those places, if they were, Rhodesia would have been called 'Cecilia' (old joke recycled from a sixth-form skit from the late 80's). Only surnames were applied to newly discovered territories (or newly discovered by Europeans) which is why we have Tasmania, Van Diemen's Land and a whole swathe of other places named from the surname of the 'discoverer'.
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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    I've never been there, but I believe it is a large statue.

    But, it's kind of went from 80ft letters to, 12 font on these 2 images.

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