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A statue of a BLM protester was placed atop a pedestal in the English city of Bristol previously occupied by the toppled statue of a slave trader.

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A resin-and-steel statue of a Black Lives Matter protester was surreptitiously placed early Wednesday atop a pedestal in the English city of Bristol previously occupied by the toppled statue of a 17th-century slave trader named Edward Colston. 

The sculpture of protester Jen Reid was made by Marc Quinn, an artist who said he was inspired to create the piece after seeing a photograph of Reid standing on the platform with her fist raised during Black Lives Matter protests in the city about 120 miles southwest of London. 

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