Petition against 'humiliating' slave fresco in French parliament


An online petition is demanding the removal from the French lower house, the National Assembly, of a mural painting by French artist Hervé Di Rosa which commemorates the abolition of slavery with caricatural images of black people, and which the petition's organisers say "constitutes a humiliating and dehumanising insult to the millions of victims of slavery".

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A fresco by Hervé Di Rosa in France’s National Assembly commemorating the abolition of slavery is the subject of a petition demanding its removal 28 years after it was installed, reports The Art Newspaper.