Statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie destroyed in London park

Haile Selassie the former Ethiopian leader’s assignment has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London.

Police are still making findings into the occurrence, which took place in Cannizaro Park on late Tuesday evening.

The destruction of the statue was carried out by a group of around 100 people, according to an eyewitness.

It is known to be linked to unrest in Ethiopia sparked after a popular singer, Hachalu Hundessa, was murdered earlier this week.

Wimbledon resident Andrew Morris told the Press Association he had seen a mostly male group in the park, carrying fliers with Oromo slogans, while out walking his dog.

“I heard the statue being smashed up, but didn’t actually see it happen,” he added.


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