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BLM protestor admits fundraiser fraud

27 September 2023

12:45 AM

27 September 2023

12:45 AM

Three years on from the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol, an organiser of a Black Lives Matter protest in the city has admitted to fraudulently taking money from a fundraising page dedicated to the demonstration. The fundraiser had reportedly raised tens of thousands of pounds.

Xahra Saleem, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud at Bristol Crown Court on 19 September.

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