The protester was heard to shout ‘this country was built on the blood of slaves’ as he threw the eggs
So was Rome. Athens. The Ashanti Kingdom. Dahomey. The Aztec culture – plus human sacrifice.
The near universality of slavery in the pre-machine age is the thing to note, not who were the people to finally abolish it. For when one does that one starts to ponder well, if everyone had slaves but only one place got rich then it’s not the slavery which caused the riches, is it?