Statue of slaver Edward Colston unofficially replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

A statue of a woman making the black power salute has appeared on the plinth where Bristol slaver Edward Colston once stood. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Artist Marc Quinn secretly created a sculpture of protester Jen Reid, who was at the protest which saw Colston’s statue pulled down and thrown in Bristol Harbour. A photo of Ms … Read more Statue of slaver Edward Colston unofficially replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

Edward Colston statue replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

A sculpture of a black woman who took part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol has been erected on the plinth where a statue of slave trader Edward Colston used to stand. Artist Marc Quinn created the black and resin steel piece of protester Jen Reid, who was photographed standing on the empty … Read more Edward Colston statue replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

Black Lives Matter Sculpture Replaces Slave Trader Statue in Bristol

Bristol artist Marc Quinn has erected a statue of Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid atop the plinth once occupied by the toppled statue of a slave trader. Quinn created the likeness of Jen Reid, a protester photographed standing on the plinth after demonstrators pulled down the statue of Edward Colston and dumped it in … Read more Black Lives Matter Sculpture Replaces Slave Trader Statue in Bristol

Statue of slaver Edward Colston unofficially replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

A statue of a woman making the black power salute has appeared on the plinth where Bristol slaver Edward Colston once stood. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Artist Marc Quinn secretly created a sculpture of protester Jen Reid, who was at the protest which saw Colston’s statue pulled down and thrown in Bristol Harbour. A photo of Ms … Read more Statue of slaver Edward Colston unofficially replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

‘Iconic’: residents react to Black Lives Matter statue replacing Edward Colston in Bristol

Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid said she ‘shed a tear’ when she saw a sculpture of her replace that of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol on Wednesday. Artist Marc Quinn had the new statue installed without council permission. The statue replicates a photograph of Reid with her fist raised taken after the 17th … Read more ‘Iconic’: residents react to Black Lives Matter statue replacing Edward Colston in Bristol

Britain’s imperial legacy under spotlight after Black Lives Matter protests – BBC News

Recent protests by the Black Lives Matter movement and controversy over some public statues have shone a spotlight on Britain’s imperial past – and its continuing legacy. In Bristol, the statue of the seventeenth century slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down recently by protesters. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Clive … Read more Britain’s imperial legacy under spotlight after Black Lives Matter protests – BBC News

U.K. to Create Thousands of High-Paid Jobs in Virus Recovery Plan: Johnson

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday pledged to invest 14 billion UK pounds (17.2 billion US dollars) in Britain’s primary and secondary education sector, and repeated his election promise to build 40 new hospitals following the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson made the announcement during a speech at a college in Dudley in the West Midlands, … Read more U.K. to Create Thousands of High-Paid Jobs in Virus Recovery Plan: Johnson

Statue of Bristol slaver Edward Colston torn down by Black Lives Matter demonstrators

Protesters have once again taken to Britain’s streets. The biggest crowds were in London where anti-racism demonstrators marched on the US embassy before returning to the scene of last night’s sporadic violence in Whitehall. But the most striking images of the day were created by activists in Bristol, where police say they are working to … Read more Statue of Bristol slaver Edward Colston torn down by Black Lives Matter demonstrators