Australian police arrest two after Captain Cook statue defaced

first_imgAustralian police said they arrested two women after a statute of British explorer James Cook, captain of the first Western ship to reach the east coast of Australia, was defaced early on Sunday in Sydney.New South Wales police were alerted to graffiti on Cook’s statue in Hyde Park in the central district of Australia’s largest city just after 4 a.m. (2000 GMT on Saturday) before the two women in their late 20s were arrested.The women were found with a bag containing a number of spray-paint cans, the police said in a statement. They were refused bail and will be charged with the destroying and damaging property, it said. Anti-racism protesters, who have taken to the streets following the death of African American George Floyd in police custody, are demanding that the legacies of some of the architects of Europe’s empire building be revisited and their statues be torn down.From Cecil Rhodes in England to Christopher Columbus in the United States and King Leopold II in Belgium, statues of empire builders have been under attack in recent weeks around the world, sometimes from the descendants of those they once colonised.Cook’s statute was promptly cleaned by Sydney council workers on Sunday morning, a police spokeswoman said.Police in the neighbouring state of Victoria are also investigating the weekend defacing of the statues of two former Australian prime ministers at a Ballarat park.Topics :last_img read more

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Alexandre Lacazette reveals major difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 10:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link774Shares Alexandre Lacazette reveals major difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger Advertisement Commentcenter_img Lacazette has scored 13 Premier League goals this season (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette admits the Arsenal team feel more confident under Unai Emery’s management in comparison to Arsene Wenger’s.The Frenchman scored in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday night to push the club up to third in the Premier League.When asked about the difference within the team this season in comparison to last season under Wenger, Lacazette told Sky Sports: ‘I think we are more confident and everybody knows what we have to do.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When you win a lot of games in a row of course there is a lot of confidence.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are now in third position in the Premier League with just seven games to go, and look on course to secure Champions League football for next season.Now, for the first time, Lacazette has spoken about the Gunners playing elite European football during the next campaign.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season, now we can maybe go to the Champions League,’ he added.‘The fans helped us to get third place. We work every day to be in third place, now we must stay in this position.’Arsenal’s next game is against Everton on April 7 before a Europa League clash against Napoli on April 11.MORE: Bellerin mocks Tottenham as Arsenal leapfrog rivals with Newcastle winWill Arsenal finish in the top four this season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more

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