Former Councilor, Ian Driver, has admitted to vandalizing the renowned Charles Dickens Museum, which is dedicated to the beloved and famed 19th-century author, Charles Dickens.
The act comes in light of the former councilor getting inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement.
According to reports, Ian Driver scribbled, ‘Dickens Racist, Dickens Racist,’ just outside the famous museum house, situated in Broadstairs, Kent. At the same time, the former councilor also tried to black-out the wording seen on a nearby street sign on the famous Dickens Road.
The carer took to the streets, donning a rather unusual attire that consisted of a denim jacket, paired against striking cream-toned paints.
He then made his way past the streets, along the dead hours of the night, late Saturday. The shocking incident comes amid a campaign against the famous ‘institutionalized racism,’ situated along with the seaside town.
This museum, located towards the East Kent Coast, also paved way for inspiration of the renowned Betsey Trotwood home, a character from the David Copperfield novel. This novel was released in its entirety during the 1950’s era.
Ian Driver held the post of an outspoken Green Party Councillor, lasting in office for a term of 4 years, 2015 to be exact.
The former councilor shows no regret for his actions and this was widely displayed in his blog today. Likewise, he added that he would never make any apology, in regards to the incident.
Meanwhile, the father of three children expressed how he expects to undergo a grilling investigation, after being contacted by local police officials in the area.
Currently, he is already under Kent Police investigation for his vandalizing activity of a box that was erected over a rather ‘racist’ memorial towards ‘Uncle Mark.’
He is famous for running a minstrel group in the blackface during the early 19th century.
At the same time, the former councilor further justified his vandalizing activity at the museum by stating, ‘If I had my way, the museum would be shut down.’