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Museum of the Home reopens to protests over statue of slave ship owner

  Diane Abbott among those saying statue of Robert Geffrye should be removed from east London building The reopening of the Museum of the Home in London was met with protests on Saturday calling for the removal of a statue of slave ship owner Robert Geffrye following an intervention by the culture secretary to keep it in place. The museum, in Shoreditch, east London, wanted to take down the statue of the 17th-century trader and former lord mayor of London, who made part of his fortune from the slave trade, from the front of its building. Continue reading... .. Full story on 

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