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Queen Victoria statue defaced
  • The Queen Victoria statue in Leeds was defaced with various slogans. (SWNS)
  • Council workers clean graffiti, that included the letters "BLM" and the words "murderer" and "slave owner", from a statue of Queen Victoria in Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, following a raft of Black Lives Matter protests that took place across the UK over the weekend. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 while in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis.
  • Member of the public Graham Newby leaves a sign that reads "Leave her alone who as ever done this hang your head in shame" on a statue of Queen Victoria in Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, that had been graffitied with the letters BLM and the words "murderer" and "slave owner", following a raft of Black Lives Matter protests that took place across the UK over the weekend. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 while in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis.
  • Council workers clean graffiti, that included the letters "BLM" and the words "murderer" and "slave owner", from a statue of Queen Victoria in Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, following a raft of Black Lives Matter protests that took place across the UK over the weekend. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 while in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis.
  • Council workers clean a statue of Britain's Queen Victoria that was defaced in Woodhouse Moor Park in Leeds, northern England on June 10, 2020. - Britain has seen days of protests sparked by the death in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in the United States. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
  • TOPSHOT - Council workers clean a statue of Britain's Queen Victoria that was defaced in Woodhouse Moor Park in Leeds, northern England on June 10, 2020. - Britain has seen days of protests sparked by the death in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in the United States. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
  • A statue of Britain's Queen Victoria stands defaced in Woodhouse Moor Park in Leeds, northern England on June 10, 2020. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
  • A statue of Britain's Queen Victoria stands defaced in Woodhouse Moor Park in Leeds, northern England on June 10, 2020. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)