Statue of Black UK protester removed from plinth in Bristol
Officials in the English city of Bristol removed a statue of a Black Lives Matter activist that was installed on a plinth once occupied by a monument to a 17th-century slave trader.
Artist Marc Quinn created the resin and steel likeness of Jen Reid, a protester photographed standing on the plinth after demonstrators pulled down the statue of Edward Colston and dumped it in Bristol's harbor on June 7.
It was erected before dawn on Wednesday without the approval of city authorities, but 24 hours later it was gone.
Bristol City Council said the sculpture "will be held at our museum for the artist to collect or donate to our collection.”