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Hundreds gathered to watch the unveiling of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in London’s Parliament Square. Gandhi was persecuted by the British establishment for campaigning against imperial rule and his statue serves as a symbol of the Independence he helped India gain in 1947. The statue joins other notable figures such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela amongst many others. Its stands 9 feet tall and was crafted by renowned sculptor Philip Jackson. In a speech given by Prime Minister David Cameron, he toted Gandhi as ‘one of the towering figures in the history of world politics’ and the statue solidifies it.