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A country pub has been vandalised by anti-racism campaigners over its name's links to the slave trade.<br />
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Graffiti saying "Slaver" and "BLM" (Black Lives Matter) was sprayed on the Drax Arms in Bere Regis, Dorset, overnight on Wednesday.<br />
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The Grade II listed pub is named after the family of MP Richard Drax, who owns the nearby Drax Estate and whose ancestors were linked to slavery in the Caribbean.<br />
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But the family no longer have a link with the pub, which is owned by Hall and Woodhouse Brewery and has been run by tenant Kerry Davies and her family since 2017.