A plaque in Brecon, commemorating the life of slave trader Captain Thomas Phillips has allegedly been thrown in the river according to reports on social media.
A petition that the old plaque not be reinstated and an acknowledgement to the victims of slavery be placed instead has been created.
Follow the link below to learn more https://www.change.org/p/brecon-town-council-to-replace-a-brecon-slaver-s-plaque-with-a-memorial-to-the-people-he-enslaved?recruiter=false&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=tap_basic_share&recruited_by_id=f5eae050-aa39-11ea-9847-ffdc460e4fd9&utm_content=fht-22717402-en-gb%3Av12
A peaceful BLM protest is planned for Brecon on Sunday 14 June. Visit https://facebook.com/events/s/brecon-black-lives-matter-peac/1011066089330657/?ti=icl for more information.
Fyi:Brecon does not condone any loss or damage to the plaque - its future was to be discussed by the Brecon Town Council at the end of this month in a meeting that was postponed from last month due to coronavirus restrictions.
Image courtesy Bristol Radical History Group