Racism-debate: Statue of protester replaced a slave trader

The Statue of a protester of the movement Black Lives Matter is perched now on a Pedestal in Bristol, England. The figure was drawn up on Wednesday morning with

Racism-debate: Statue of protester replaced a slave trader

The Statue of a protester of the movement Black Lives Matter is perched now on a Pedestal in Bristol, England. The figure was drawn up on Wednesday morning without permission of the city authorities, and is an Image of the protester Jen Reid, who had been at the beginning of June, after the removal of the Statue of the former slave trader Edward Colston on the Pedestal and photographed had been. Was made "A Surge of Power (Jen Reid)" by the artist Marc Quinn, one of the most famous sculptors of Britain.

In June, protesters had brought the Statue of Colston from the Base and in the port of Bristol thrown in. The action was a response to the debate on racism and slavery that erupted after the death of the African-American George Floyd in police custody. The town, the Statue took then out of the water and decided that she was going to come to the Museum, along with posters about the Black Lives Matter Demonstration.

Colston made in the 17th century. Century, a fortune, as he brought enslaved Africans across the Atlantic to America. With the money he funded schools and charitable organisations in Bristol.

artist Quinn said, Reid created the new sculpture, "" as she stood on the Pedestal and your Arm in the height got stretched. "We crystallize the now." Reid himself called the new Statue "unbelievable". You will help to keep the debate alive, she told the newspaper "The Guardian".

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 17:19

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