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Happy Belgium Day BE to our Belgian Coalition Members! Belgian Day commemorates the investiture of the first king 👑 of Belgium, Leopold I, in 1831. Belgium is a key member of our coalition and their contributions have greatly aided the fight against Daesh! #belgianday 

Australia renamed the King Leopold mountain ranges Wunaamin Miliwundi to reflect traditional Aboriginal names used for the territory. A colonial explorer named the mountains in 1879 to honor the Belgian monarch who was responsible for brutally killing millions of Congolese.

@esmeraldadereth , great-grandniece of king leopold'>Belgian King Leopold II, says the country needs to honestly address its brutal colonial legacy that killed millions. "We have to talk about that," she says.

Australia renamed the King Leopold mountain ranges Wunaamin Miliwundi, replacing the name of a Belgian ruler known for his brutal colonization of Africa with traditional names used by indigenous people

The state of Western Australia renamed the King Leopold mountain ranges Wunaamin Miliwund, replacing the name of a Belgian ruler known for his brutal colonization of parts of Africa

In Belgium, which colonized Congo for decades, calls are growing to remove all statues of King Leopold II and change street names bearing his name. The former ruler is blamed for the death and mutilation of millions of people there in the late 19th century.

There may be a good reason why King Philippe stopped short of an apology over his relative King Leopold's brutal plunder of the Congo | report by @JamesCrisp6 

King Leopold is believed to be responsible for millions of deaths in Africa between 1865 and 1909, primarily in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kandolo, Heyrick, Sharpe are among people to honor with new monuments now those to the likes of Colston, Leopold and Rizzo are coming down, writes the author of King#Leopold 's Ghost and @ucbsoj  lecturer Adam Hochschild in @euobs .

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A statue of Belgium's King Leopold II was removed after it was torched and painted by anti-racism protesters. Up to 10 million people died in Congo after he colonized the region, many from famine, brutal crackdowns on rebels or forced labor on rubber plantations.

Belgium: Activists removed a statue of former king leopold'>Belgian King Leopold II, whose troops killed and maimed millions of people in Congo 2/

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The King of Belgium has sent his "deepest regrets" to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the "suffering" his nation inflicted while it colonized the region -- but stopped short of apologizing for his ancestor Leopold II's atrocities.

A 150-year-old statue of King Leopold II of Belgium, whose forces seized Congo in the late 19th century and ran an exploitative regime that led to the death of millions, was removed from a public square in Antwerp on Tuesday

Protesters right now a top King Léopold II statue in Brussels Protesters are shouting “murderer” and waving DRC flags Léoplold is accused of heinous crimes there, over a century ago Will what has happened in Bristol today be replicated elsewhere?

Activists in Belgium are demanding the removal of statues of King Leopold II, who oversaw the brutal colonization and exploitation of Congo.

Belgian city of Antwerp removes a statue of late King Leopold II - who is said to have reigned over the mass death of 10 million Congolese - after it was graffitied by anti-racism protesters.

A colonial king's statue has been removed in Belgium after #BlackLivesMatter  protests. Millions of people in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo were murdered under the reign of King Leopold II. Read more ➡ #BBCAfricaLive 

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Watch as a 150-year-old statue of King Leopold II of Belgium, whose forces seized Congo in the late 19th century and ran an exploitative regime that led to the deaths of millions, was removed from a public square in Antwerp on Tuesday. Read more.

"Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous." -King Leopold

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