Updated: Sep 21, 2020
Thousands of protesters stood, knelt, and sat in solidarity at the Rhodes Must Fall protest on Tuesday evening, June 09, 2020. This is the second time in the past five years that students and activists have gathered in force to challenge the structures of oppression within Oxford University.
The first Rhodes Must Fall Oxford protest was sparked in response to the campaign at the University of Cape Town, calling for the removal of a similar statue of Cecil Rhodes. The statue in South Africa came down, the one in Oxford did not.