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PHOTO PACKAGE: Statues Are Boarded Up In London Amid Fears Of Protesters Clashes

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Authorities in London boarded up memorials including a statue of British wartime leader Winston Churchill on Friday amid fears of clashes between anti-racism protesters and far-right groups. All over the world, statues of controversial people are being toppled in protest of racism.

A Black Lives Matter group in London called off a demonstration planned for June 13, saying the presence of the counter-protesters would make it unsafe.

(12 PHOTOS from Reuters, AP, AFP, EPA-EFE)