LONDON (AP) — An artist has erected a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester atop the plinth in the English city of Bristol formerly occupied by a statue of a slave trader. Marc Quinn created the life-size resin and steel likeness of Jen Reid, a protester photographed standing on the plinth after demonstrators pulled down the statue of Edward Colston and dumped it in Bristol's harbor on June 7. The statue, titled 'A Surge of Power (Jen Reid)' was erected before dawn on Wednesday without approval from city officials. Reid, who came to inspect her likeness, said 'it's something […]
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