University of Cape Town Removes Rhodes Monument, 9 April 2015
On Thursday evening, a controversial statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes was hoisted from its plinth at the University of Cape Town (UCT), sealing a round of protests against institutional racism that started with a bucket of human excrement exactly one month earlier, on 9 March 2015.
Demonstrators surged forward to attack the bronze sculpture as it was lowered onto a truck, draping it in chains and striking it with their fists. Rhodes was doused in fake blood. His face was smothered in plastic. Dancing bodies crowded around him as the truck driver pulled away.