Statue of Black Protester Is Raised in Place of Bristol Slave Trader
Ms. Reid and her husband, Alasdair Doggart, listened to speeches before joining a march to the site of the Colston statue. After they watched the crowd tear it down and dump it in the water, the couple returned to the empty plinth, where — helped up by Mr. Doggart — she stood on the plinth and struck her pose.
“It wasn’t as easy as it looked because it was a lot higher than I thought it was,” Ms. Reid said. “My legs were jelly. It was a slow rise, but when I stood up and raised my fist, the crowd cheered like crazy.”
Mr. Doggart snapped a photo, which he posted on his Instagram account. The next morning, after a colleague of Mr. Quinn’s showed it to him, he called Ms. Reid and proposed the project. She traveled to a film production studio outside London and recreated the…