Story Edition - Belgium King Removes Statue Of Former Ruler, Regrets Colonial Violence

 
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King Philippe wrote: “To further strengthen our ties and develop an even more fruitful friendship, we must be able to talk to each other about our long common history in all truth and serenity,” External link

eagletribuneTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:22:00 PM CEST

King Philippe wrote: “Our history is made of common achievements, but has also known painful episodes. At the time of the independent State of the Congo, acts of violence and cruelty were committed that still weigh on our collective memory,” External link

theargusTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:11:00 PM CEST

King Philippe wrote: "I would like to express my deepest regrets for these injuries of the past, the pain of which is now revived by the discrimination still too present in our societies," "I will continue to fight all forms of racism. I encourage the reflection that has been initiated by our parliament so that our memory is definitively pacified" External link

bbcTuesday, June 30, 2020 9:32:00 AM CEST

King Philippe acknowledged: “The colonial period that followed also caused suffering and humiliation,” External link

eagletribuneTuesday, June 30, 2020 4:22:00 PM CEST

King Philippe wrote: "Our history is made of common achievements but also of painful episodes," External link

nprTuesday, June 30, 2020 7:46:00 PM CEST

Jean-Claude Mputu said: “The king as well as Belgium should go further than a simple declaration,” External link

oannTuesday, June 30, 2020 5:33:00 PM CEST

King Philippe writes: “During the time of the Congo Free State [1885-1908] acts of violence and brutality were committed, which weigh still on our collective memory. The colonial period that followed also caused suffering and humiliations. I would like to express my deepest regrets for the wounds of the past, the pain of today, which is rekindled by the discrimination all too present in our society” External link

guardianTuesday, June 30, 2020 1:35:00 PM CEST

Joachim Coens said: “would be the most appropriate person to acknowledge that Belgium’s colonial past was a problem in some ways,” External link

politico-euTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:23:00 AM CEST

King Philippe wrote: "I want to express my deepest regret for these past injuries, the pain of which is regularly revived by the discrimination that is still all too present in our societies," External link

aa-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 3:22:00 PM CEST

Sophie Wilmes said: “The time has come for Belgium to embark on a journey of truth,” External link

newsnow-co-ukTuesday, June 30, 2020 6:55:00 PM CEST

Prince Laurent of Belgium added: “I don’t see how he could have made people suffer on the ground” External link

politico-euTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:23:00 AM CEST

King Philippe said: “I want to express my deepest regrets for these wounds of the past whose pain is reawakened today by the discrimination still present in our societies,” External link

deutschewelle-enTuesday, June 30, 2020 11:03:00 AM CEST

King Philippe said: “Acts of violence and atrocity were committed that continue to weigh on our collective memory,” External link

telegraphTuesday, June 30, 2020 12:47:00 PM CEST

King Philippe wrote: "acts of violence and cruelty were committed that still weigh on our collective memory" "The colonial period that followed also caused suffering and humiliation," External link

msn-ukTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:57:00 AM CEST

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  • Belgium takes down statue, king regrets colonial violence
  • Bust of king who pillaged DR Congo removed from public display in Belgian city
  • Belgian king expresses 'deepest regrets' over DR Congo colonial past
  • ...
  • Belgian 'regret' for Congo past stirs bittersweet response
  • Belgium-DRCongo-politics REAX
  • Belgian King Expresses Regret for Colonial Abuses in Congo on Country's Independence Day

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