- Title: Bristol's Black Lives Matter protester statue removed
- Date: 16th July 2020
- Summary: BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 15, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF A STATUE OF BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTER JEN REID ON PLINTH PEOPLE STANDING BY STATUE VARIOUS OF STATUE ON PLINTH PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHING STATUE STATUE ON PLINTH
- Embargoed: 30th July 2020 09:50
- Keywords: Black lives matter Bristol Marc Quinn protester statue statue
- Location: BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Race Relations / Ethnic Issues,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA002CN2801Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART QUALITY AS INCOMING
Council workers on Thursday (July 16) removed a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester which had been placed on the plinth previously occupied by a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol.
The resin figure of Jen Reid with her fist raised in the air was erected early on Wednesday (July 15) in a stealthy operation.
Contractors removed the sculpture of Reid and took it away by lorry in the early hours. Bristol City Council said it would be stored until Quinn collected it.
The sculpture of Reid, who was photographed standing on the plinth of Colston's statue just after it was pulled down by demonstrators last month, was put up by a team directed by artist Marc Quinn.
Colston made a fortune from trading west African slaves in the 17th Century. His statue was demolished and thrown into the harbour by anti-racism demonstrators last month in the western England port city.
(Production: Tara Oakes, Polly Rider)
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