A group of students at Oxford University in the UK are campaigning for the removal of Cecil John Rhodes' statue and plaque. The students' campaign, which they say is inspired by their South African counterparts, has sparked a heated debate in the United Kingdom.
Tessa van Staden, standing in for Stephen Grootes, spoke to UK correspondent Peter Anderson about this development.
Listen to the conversation below:
It is so far a campaign that has garnered about 2300 signatures... They say that this celebrates a man who was racist, who was a genocidal colonialist...— Peter Anderson, UK correspondent
The college itself seems to be siding with the students... They can't just remove this plaque, they can't just take down the statue. The plaque is on a building that is in a conservation area.— Peter Anderson, UK correspondent