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A statue of a former Belgian king was in paint and then down by anti-racism protestors. The statue of King Leopold II, who was King of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909. He also ruler of the Congo Free State in Africa from 1885 to 1908. A statue of him in the Belgian city of Antwerp was by protestors over the weekend. It was from its pedestal on Tuesday. Hundreds of protestors as the statue came down. City officials say they will probably put the statue in a city museum. A city official said: "The square where the statue stood will redesigned in 2023. There will no room for it there afterwards. It will part of the museum's collection."

Over 64,000 people an online petition against the memory of Leopold on Tuesday. They more people to know about what he did in the Congo. Historians say he responsible for the deaths of more than 10 million Congolese people during his 23-year reign. A newspaper said these deaths to the first use of the term, "crime against humanity". The petition said: "In the space of 23 years, this man more than 10 million Congolese without ever set foot in the Congo." He a huge personal fortune from the rubber plantations he . Another petition was by 8,000 people. They believe he was not a "slave king" and that the people who ran the Congo to the millions of deaths.

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