A campaign to remove Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Leicester has reached nearly 5,000 signatures.
The bronze statue was unveiled in Belgrave Road, Leicester in 2009 and has been the subject of several petitions for its removal. The latest campaign was started by Kerri Pangulier on 1st June.
On the petition page, Gandhi is described by Pangulier as a “fascist, racist and sexual predator” who has brought “inconsolable suffering against [their] people”.
The petition is aimed at the Leicester City Council and comes after statues across the UK have come under scrutiny in light of Black Lives Matter protests.
In the past, petitions to remove the statue of Gandhi have been unsuccessful.
Earlier today, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in London”s Parliament Square is among several monuments being covered and boarded up ahead of another set of planned protests in the capital.