Rejected petition Replace the statue of Sir George Carteret with a statue of Norman le Brocq
With the recent calls to remove the statue of Sir George Carteret due to his historical ties to slavery sparking division among islanders, a more constructive solution would be to replace it with a statue of Norman le Brocq who helped lead the resistance against the Nazi occupation.
To allow the statue to Sir George Carteret to remain standing is to ignore and to even glorify oppression and inequality. Norman le Brocq is an islander much more deserving of recognition for the part he played in the resistance against the Nazi occupation as well as the policies he fought for, many of which were adopted by the states. A statue of Norman le Brocq would serve as a symbol of the island's resilience, strength and unity, something which Jersey has been lacking in recent decades.
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