Belgian king expresses regret for violence in colonial rule

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For the first time in Belgium's history. A reigning king is expressing regret for the violence carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what's now Democratic Republic of Congo. King Philip's letters stop short of an apology, but he has marked the 60th anniversary of Congo's independence from Belgium by acknowledging suffering and humiliation on the Belgian colonization. And acts of violence and cruelty in the Congo free state. That was his ancestor, Leopold's private territory where officials hacked off the limbs of Children and their parents. Quotas for rubber, ivory and minerals. Production were missed. Leopold Statues have been defaced in black lives matter Protests, but only this month King Philip's brother, Prince Laurel, sort to exonerate Leopold. On the grounds that he'd never bean to

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