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the objects from 'chambre de commerce'

I assume the objects taken from the 'chambre de commerce' and put on the steps outside were chosen because of their representative value to France? Is this the case? What were the objects/statues?


I know for a fact that the statue was a bust of Marie Antoinette, a powerful political icon to the French. Other than that it has been awhile since I saw it, sorry.


I think the scene was supposed to represent the symbolic rejection of France and french culture. Throwing the hands up was rejoicing in the triumph of local Senegal power.

That's how I took it at least.

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