Robert Baden-Powell statue: Scouts founder monument given 24-hour protection as temporary removal is delayed

6/11/2020 9:19:00 PM

Baden-Powell, a British Army officer who started Scouting in 1907, has been accused of racism and of being a Nazi sympathiser.

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Baden-Powell, a British Army officer who started Scouting in 1907, has been accused of racism and of being a Nazi sympathiser.

controversial historical figures.its ‘topple the racists’ list , claiming he was a Nazi sympathiser and admired the Hitler Youth and the Mein Kampf book.its ‘topple the racists’ list , claiming he was a Nazi sympathiser and admired the Hitler Youth and the Mein Kampf book.Schools consider dropping Colston name During a Black Lives Matter protest in central London on Sunday, a statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square was sprayed with graffiti.

One Poole resident, Tommy Stranack, said:"We feel very strongly about this statue.It is here and it is in that position for a reason.Council leader Vikki Slade said in a statement issued on Wednesday: ‘Whilst famed for the creation of the Scouts, we also recognise that there are some aspects of Robert Baden-Powell’s life that are considered less worthy of commemoration."This gentleman has helped the lives of 54 million children.‘Therefore, we are removing the statue so that we can properly involve all relevant communities and groups in discussions about its future, including whether a more educational presentation of his life in a different setting might be more appropriate.His statue is here because it overlooks Brownsea Island, where the Scouts were founded.’ A person with a sign protesting ‘British History Matters’ alongside the statue of Robert Baden-Powell on Poole Quay in Dorset (Picture: PA) A man places an England flag on a statue of Robert Baden-Powell in Poole as people look on (Picture: Reuters) Ms Slade said on Twitter that the decision was taken following a ‘threat’, adding: ‘It’s literally less than three metres from the sea so is at huge risk."His history has nothing to do with the removal of this statue.Instead a number of new memorials in the capital have been pledged by Mr Khan, including ones for Stephen Lawrence, the Windrush generation, a National Slavery Museum or memorial and a National Sikh War Memorial.

" Asked if he wanted it to stay, he replied:"Absolutely.Concerns were raised over Lord Baden-Powell’s ‘Nazi sympathies’, when in 2010 declassified MI5 files revealed he was invited to meet Adolf Hitler after holding friendly talks about forming closer ties with the Hitler Youth.Concerns were raised over Lord Baden-Powell’s ‘Nazi sympathies’, when in 2010 declassified MI5 files revealed he was invited to meet Adolf Hitler after holding friendly talks about forming closer ties with the Hitler Youth." Slaver statue pulled from harbour The 52-year-old said his son has launched a petition to save the monument, which has been in the area since 2008."It has had more than 5,000 signatures since last night," he said.Read Mein Kampf."We don't want that statue going anywhere.A wonderful book, with good ideas on education, health, propaganda, organisation etc.If the police can't protect it, we will.’ Some modern historians branded him racist because he starved locals so he could feed his own soldiers.

It is not coming down.Shame on the council for being weak and giving in to thuggery.The council said it would be ‘put into safe storage’ and that Dorset County Scouts ‘have been advised and support the position’.The council said it would be ‘put into safe storage’ and that Dorset County Scouts ‘have been advised and support the position’." His sentiments were echoed by another Poole resident, Len Banister."I will fight you!," said the 79-year-old, raising his arms - a walking stick in each.He told ITV: ‘If they want to knock this down – they’ll have to knock me down first.Asked if the statue should be removed, he said:"No, it should not be.It’s absolutely crazy.

I'm here, I will fight for him.Who’s it that actually wants to do it? I’ll fight them off." He added:"I'm absolutely livid, I'm quaking I am so livid.He did so much for so many.I’ve had a lot of enjoyment because of him in my life because of him.I’ve had a lot of enjoyment because of him in my life because of him.I've come down to get a selfie before they remove the statue." "It's history, isn't it," said a woman stood behind him.’ To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that Angry locals including Len Bannister have shouted their protest at the removal of the statue (Picture: Getty Images Europe) Many say they will fight the statue being taken down (Picture: PA) A Scouts spokesperson said: ‘We are aware that Baden-Powell’s statue is being removed from Poole Harbour today.

Image: The Robert Baden-Powell statue in Poole is on an activists' hit list of monuments they want to see removed Sharon Warne suggested controversial statues should have information panels about the figures they depict.Advertisement Advertisement ‘We look forward to discussing this matter with Poole Council to make an informed decision on what happens next.The 53-year-old said:"He had a bad past but he was the founder of the Scouts which today is a great organisation and it's ridiculous to get rid of him.‘Baden-Powell was the founder of the Scout movement." Rover Scouts Matthew Trott and Christopher Arthur travelled from Cwmbran, Wales, to show their support for the statue.Mr Trott, 28, said:"I'd rather see the statue placed in a box in a warehouse for the moment rather than at the bottom of the harbour.‘The Scout movement is resolute in its commitment to inclusion and diversity and members continually reflect and challenge ourselves in how we live our values.‘The Scout movement is resolute in its commitment to inclusion and diversity and members continually reflect and challenge ourselves in how we live our values.He said Baden-Powell"started the foundation I love", adding:"Scouting is my whole life so he is my hero.

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The world has gone mad. Just stop all this nonsense. Literally worse than Hitler, I’m literally shaking with rage. I’m so upset I’m literally crying with confusion. I really need help I’m literally depressed with indignation. Prime gammon. Damn right good on them Don’t worry I’m sure doing this is going to help the economy and save people’s lives? Get a grip and act like you care about the country and the NHS!

Fight for a pedophile? Says a lot more than just racism. 😂😂 Excuse me whilst I just uncurl all my toes 😬😬😬cringingell Ahaha, old man will get he’s hips broke 🤣 People must have better things to be doing rather than protecting or pulling down statue. No wonder why the country is such a state These people, many of whom do not belong in UK, should have been returned to ancestral homeland many years ago, need to understand they are minority The majority has had enough of them And that includes those Sikhs, Hindu, Black, Chinese etc who are sick of their protests!

Former Scouts stand round Lord Baden-Powell statue to stop it being removedDemonstrators have added the Robert Baden-Powell statue to its ‘topple the racists’ list, claiming he was a Nazi sympathiser who admired the Hitler Youth and Mein Kampf. No social distancing required for the elderly i see. don’t think you need “claiming” in there lads The state of gammons defending a statue because the man it honoured though Mein Kampf had good ideas. Putting a statue before societal progress, what a mess.

cape_eye What whole lot of old people know about how our young generation going to survive? I have a young family and they are so very concern about what is going to happen to their future!!! They are mentally ruined

Former Scouts stand round Lord Baden-Powell statue to stop it being removedDemonstrators have added the Robert Baden-Powell statue to its ‘topple the racists’ list, claiming he was a Nazi sympathiser who admired the Hitler Youth and Mein Kampf. No social distancing required for the elderly i see. don’t think you need “claiming” in there lads The state of gammons defending a statue because the man it honoured though Mein Kampf had good ideas. Putting a statue before societal progress, what a mess.

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