Banksy says he has made T-shirts to “mark the occasion” of the trial of four people accused of pulling down the statue of Edward Colston in Bristol.
Ujima Radio were contacted by Banksy to exclusively announce the T-shirt drop that took place in Bristol to raise funds for the Colston 4 who were the defendants charged with criminal damage after the 17th Century slave trader’s statue was torn down in June 2020.
Banksy revealed the design of the shirts in an Instagram post.
The T-shirts were only available from a handful of small independent shops in Bristol.
We were not prepared for the incredible response and we were so overwhelmed with listeners trying to get in touch that our website went down, as did Banksy’s.
Jake Skuse, Rhian Graham, Milo Ponsford and Sage Willoughby all deny criminal damage relating to the removal of the statue.
It was pulled down during a Black Lives Matter protest and thrown into Bristol Harbour on Sunday 7th June 2020.
Banksy’s T-shirt is grey featuring the empty plinth on which a statue of Edward Colston used to stand.
Rubble is scattered around the plinth, along with what appears to be a protest placard and a rope.