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Calls to remove ‘racist’ Gandhi statue in Leicester

A petition to remove a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Leicester has received nearly 5,000 signatures.

The online petition accuses the Indian independence campaigner of being “a fascist, racist and sexual predator”.

  • BBC

Last year, students from Manchester called for a similar statue of Gandhi to be removed because of his “well-documented anti-black racism”.

Leicester East MP Claudia Webbe called the petition a “massive distraction” from the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Labour politician said Gandhi “was part of creating a movement in the same way that Martin Luther King created a…

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