A statue of a black-skinned protester, lifting his fist in the air, replaced a statue of a 17th-century English slave trader who was shot down by anti-racist protesters last month in the British city of Bristol.

The Guardian reported that a team supervised by sculptor Mark Quinn placed early Wednesday morning a Jane Reed statue, which was photographed standing on the base of the Colston statue.

Quinn said on "Instagram" with an image of the new artistic work: "Jane Reid and I we unveil a contemporary work for public display entitled" The rise of power (Jane Reid) 2020 "on the statue platform, Edward Colston, free in Bristol, in England."

The demonstrators toppled the statue of Edward Coulston, who reaped a fortune from the slave trade in West Africa, and threw him in the port last month, following the death of George Floyd, an African American, by the police in the US city of Minneapolis on May 25.

Floyd's death sparked protests around the world against racism, calling for equality between all ethnicities, and for police reforms in the United States.

Source: Reuters

By:Nadeemy Haded

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