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Britons camp by Robert Baden-Powell statue in Poole to protect it

Britons have vowed to camp out beside a statue of Robert Baden-Powell that is due to be removed to protect it.

Dozens have gathered after Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council previously announced that the statue of the founder of the Scout Movement in Poole Quay, Dorset would be temporarily taken down after it was put on a target list during Black Lives Matter protests.

But the removal, due to take place on Thursday, was delayed, after a crowd of people – some wearing Scout uniforms – gathered around the statue and vowed to protect it.

Deputy council leader Mark Howell has now confirmed it will be boarded up “as soon as possible” instead.

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Source: Express

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