After the patriotic boxwood, a decision worthy of pebbles | Opinion

NoTuesday saw the inauguration of the new version of Praça do Império, in Lisbon. I have followed vegetal psychodrama since 2014, and this sad irony occurs: I, who have filled this page with furious texts anti-woke, I am forced to side with those who think that the cultivation – in the literal and metaphorical sense of the term – of symbols of the colonial past has no meaning in this context. If keeping colonial coats of arms in the form of boxwood was absolutely ridiculous ten years ago, the decision to now perpetuate them in stone and ashlar is in the realm of absurdity.

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