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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “George Floyd Bronze Statue Unveiled Outside Newark City Hall” – below is their description.
A new statue of George Floyd was unveiled at Newark’s City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.
Mayor Ras Baraka along with actor and filmmaker Leon Pickney, who commissioned the statue, and artist Stanley Watts unveiled the 700-pound bronze statue that was donated this week to the City of Newark, according to WABC-TV.
Floyd’s murder at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last year fueled a global movement for racial justice.
The statue will remain outside City Hall for at least one year.
“Hopefully when people walk by and they see it, and they participate, hopefully it inspires them to become active in the struggles that are happening right here in Newark and right here in New Jersey,” Baraka said.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.