Protests threat to Churchill statue shameful, says Boris Johnson

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It is “absurd and shameful” that a statue of Winston Churchill has had to be boarded up because of fears it could be vandalised, the prime minister says. Boris Johnson said the war-time leader had expressed opinions which were “unacceptable to us today” but remained a hero for saving the country from “fascist and racist tyranny”. Protesters daubed “was a racist” on the monument last weekend. Mr Johnson also told protesters to “stay away” amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In a series of tweets, he said: “We cannot now try to edit or censor our past,” adding that such monuments were put up by previous generations.