‘Give it back’: protesters demand Tory MP pays for family’s slave trade past

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Protesters have demanded that a Conservative MP should hand over his 621-acre sugar plantation to the people of Barbados as compensation for his family’s 200 years of slave-owning and trading on the island. Richard Drax, the MP for Dorset South, has said the role of his ancestors was ‘deeply, deeply regrettable’ but is resisting demands for reparations. Several hundred campaigners attended the 'It’s Time, Mr Drax' rally at the gates of the Drax family estate on 12 July - the hottest day of the year so far Protesters demand wealthy MP pays up for family’s slave trade past
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