The leading figure in a campaign to overthrow the British statues is a left wing fanatic who has previously expressed skepticism about the Pfizer vaccine, as shown by his social media posts.
Toyin Agbetu, 53, joined Sadiq Khan’s new diversity commission this week to campaign for the removal of statues and street names of prominent historical figures associated with the slave trade.
It did so despite his famous 2007 outburst before the Queen in 2007 when he shouted “You should be ashamed” during a service at Westminster Abbey.
And despite its November post-tagging Pfizer coronavirus as the “magic vaccine of the Viagra specialists,” The Times reported.
He has now supported a campaign to remove a memorial to Sir Robert Geffrye, a slave trader, from the Museum of the Home in Hackney, east London, despite a council poll found the majority of people would like it to stay.
Toyin Agbetu (pictured storming outside Westminster Abbey during a service the Queen attended in 2007), 53, was recently named a member of Sadiq Khan’s new diversity commission
A campaign has been launched to dismantle the statue of Sir Robert Geffrye above the Museum of the Home in London
In a video taped in November, Mr. Agbetu claimed the Pfizer vaccine was “ethically unacceptable” because of a “win over the people’s government”.
Mr Agbetu (pictured) expressed skepticism about the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in November
He added, “While it looks promising as a scientific breakthrough, using it now when so many questions go unanswered due to a ‘Profit over People’ government seeking to privatize speed about safety and effectiveness is ethically unacceptable . ”
More recently, he was featured in a video of a protest at the museum posted on the Momentum Hackney Facebook group. There he said, “The passage of time does not erase crime” and “Geffrye must fall”.
It comes even though the group only has 222 followers on Twitter and a poll found that only 71 percent of people were in favor of removing it. People associated with the museum itself voted 61 percent to keep it.
The Socialist Workers Party and the Mayor of London’s Diversity Commission have been accused of fueling campaigns to remove statues, despite the fact that the majority of Britons wanted to keep them.
The Museum of the Home voted to keep the statue of Sir Robert after protests against Black Lives Matter last summer. But the question has now been raised again after the statue’s hands were smeared with red paint.
In a video taped in November, Mr. Agbetu claimed the Pfizer vaccine was “ethically unacceptable” because it “had a win over the people’s government”.
In a post alongside the video, he described the Pfizer Coronavirus Jab as the “magic vaccine of the Viagra specialists”.
The opposing Save Our Statues campaign has blown up those attempting to tear down the statues to erase history.
Among the recent protesters was Sasha Simic, a member of the Socialist Workers Party. He wrote on Twitter: “I want to piss on the ashes of capitalism”.
A spokesman for Mr. Khan’s office said: “The City Hall conducted an open and transparent recruitment process to form an inclusive and representative board of the Commission on Diversity in the Public Sector.
The statue of Robert Geffryes on the facade of the Geffrye Museum
The City of London Corporation said last month it would remove two giant sculptures depicting ex-Lord Mayor William Beckford (right) and philanthropist MP Sir John Cass (left) about their historical links to the slave trade.
Community Secretary Robert Jenrick (pictured) said the City of London is in danger of damaging its “rich history” if it carries out a BLM-inspired offer to overthrow the two statues
‘All members of the panel were assessed for their role by a review panel and a decision was made based on what they could bring to the role.
Monuments to politicians, war heroes, and writers, all targeted for links to slavery and racist beliefs
Since Edward Colston’s statue was thrown into Bristol Harbor, there has been a wave of vandal attacks on various monuments across Britain.
A statue of Winston Churchill has been defaced with the words “was a racist” and “damn your agenda” written under the monument to the wartime prime minister in Westminster Square, London.
The slave trader Robert Milligan’s was covered with a shord and the message ‘Black Lives Matter’ was placed on it in the West India Docks demanding that it be abolished. It was later removed by the Tower Hamlets Council.
Tower Hamlets Council removed a statue of the slave trader Robert Milligan
Less than a year after it was built, “Nazi” was scrawled under a statue of Nancy Astor, the first woman to sit in Parliament in Plymouth.
A monument to 19th century politician Henry Vassall-Fox, the third Baron of Holland, was splattered with red paint in Holland Park. In the arms of the bronze statue was a cardboard sign with the inscription “I owned 401 slaves”, on the base of which the number was painted next to red handprints.
A listed monument to Admiral Lord Nelson, Britain’s leading naval hero, located in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral, has been sprayed with a black “V” in the center of a circle – an anarchist symbol.
Red paint splattered another stature of Lord Nelson in Deptford Town Hall in south London.
In Kent, a former councilor wrote “Dickens Racist” in front of a museum dedicated to the beloved 19th century author. Letters from the author Oliver Twist indicated that he wanted to “exterminate” Indian citizens after a failed uprising.
A statue of Civil War Leader Oliver Cromwell in Wythenshawe Park, Manchester read the words “Cromwell is a cockroach”, “Damned Racist” and the acronym “BLM” from Black Lives Matter last month. Thousands of people were massacred during the Cromwellian Conquest of Ireland.
BLM has also been scrawled across the Worcester Civil War Memorial in Royal Park.
‘Toyin Agbetu was appointed for his significant expertise, knowledge and experience as a social rights activist and for the establishment of Ligali, which challenges the misrepresentation of African people and culture in the media.
“His many years of experience will make a valuable contribution to the Commission.”
There are currently 130 Labor-led councils reviewing statues and street names across the UK in the light of protests against Black Lives Matter.
Weyman Bennett, an experienced member of the Socialist Workers Party, campaigned on LBC radio for the removal of a statue of the Boy Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell.
Speaking of the statue in Poole Harbor, Dorset, he said, “We should erect statues for real people who have made progress for humanity.”
The statue of Sir Robert Peel, former Prime Minister and founder of the Metropolitan Police, is also under threat in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.
Sami Pinarbasi, a leftist academic at Manchester Metropolitan University, told the Times, “I started my campaign because I want a better future for my country.”
And a petition to remove an obelisk to Thomas Picton in Carmarthen, South Wales, was kidnapped by foreigners. Of 18,646 signatures, only 3,897 replies came from Great Britain.
The majority were from the United States, others from Australia, Greenland, Tonga and Tuvalu.
A council poll found that more than two-thirds of those polled did not want anything to be done about the Picton Memorial. Even so, the agency put up a badge stating his association with slavery.
It comes after Jacob Rees-Mogg Khan accused of overseeing the “crazy left gasp” after the Mayor of London revealed his mandate.
The Commission on Diversity in Public Spaces was announced earlier this week and will represent art historian Aindrea Emelife and City of Sikhs President Jasvir Singh among 15 panelists.
The Commission’s website notes that the London statues, plaques and street names “largely reflect a bygone era” and are intended to enhance diversity in public spaces.
This sparked a colorful reaction from the patrician Rees-Mogg, who referred to the mayor as “Red Khan”.
The Commons Leader said the councils should be responsible for naming the streets. The MP for Northeast Somerset advised Sadiq Khan not to interfere in anything that is not his responsibility.
“Who would have thought you’d have a more left-wing leader in London than Ken Livingstone? And now we do it, and he is Red Khan, ”Mr Rees-Mogg told the Commons.
“It is completely wrong that these crazy left gasps are being inflicted on our great metropolis, and I think the mayor in his zeal may step on the toes of councils anyway – these councils do not have the right to broadly name streets the Mayor of London, and I don’t think he should interfere in things that are not his responsibility.
“As I said on the Honor Roll, we should celebrate and glorify our wonderful history and the great heroes of our nation dating back centuries.”
Community Secretary Robert Jenrick said the city of London risks damaging its “rich history” if it carries out a BLM-inspired offer to overthrow two statues.
They are among the 125 landmarks under attack on a map from Topple The Racists, a website that clearly lists their locations