The statue of the Winston Churchill appears to be unboxed outside the House of Commons in central London on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Authorities boarded monuments and statues in London most due to their past linkage to slavery in anticipation of possible vandalism with far-right organisations and Black Lives Matter demonstration scheduled for last weekend.
Police are often seen guarding the unboxed monuments of Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi that have become major focuses of contention in demonstrations against racism and police violence. Anti-racism demonstrators held the fourth weekend of protests across the U.K., despite a ban on large gatherings due to coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Anger against systemic levels of institutional racism have raged through the city, and worldwide; sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States last month. (Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)