Black Lives Matter Protesters pull down Statue of the Slave Trader Edward Colston in Bristol.

The Statue of the 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston was attached to ropes and pulled from it’s plinth as the crowds who surrounded and watched cheered on.

When the Statue crashed to the ground protesters began jumping and stamping on the monument, with no police in sight.

The Statue has stood within the city since 1995. Protestors then knelt on the neck of the statue copying the actions of Derek Chauvin the police officer in America who is accused with second degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd.

The statue within Bristol has been the centre of a debate for some time now with many people believing it should be moved.

Colston owned ships and carried tens of thousands of people from Africa to America during the era of Slave Trade.