A statue of a Black Lives Matter(BLM) protester, Jen Reid, has been removed 24 hours after it was erected to replace slave trader, Edward Colston’s, statue, OYOGist.com reports.
The black resin and steel piece — titled “A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020” — was erected early Wednesday by London sculptor Marc Quinn.
It replaced a statue of Colston, which was torn down and tossed into the River.
According to the city’s Mayor, Marvin Rees, the city was going through an “incredibly delicate time.”
“This is not about taking down a statue of Jen, who is a very impressive woman,” Rees told BBC Radio 5 Live. “This is about taking down a statue of a London-based artist(Marc Quinn) who came and put it up without permission.”