Video: City Removes Unauthorized BLM Statue After 24 Hours

Video: City Removes Unauthorized BLM Statue After 24 Hours

An unauthorized BLM statue has been removed from Bristol, England after 24 hours.


24 hours after being placed in Bristol England, the city took down an unauthorized statue of a BLM protestor. 

The statue topplers in BLM apparently think that they not only get to decide which status come down, but which ones go up as well.

LONDON — Just 24 hours after it was put up, a Black Lives Matter sculpture that replaced the statue of a slave trader in the British city of Bristol has been removed by authorities.

During protests that swept Europe following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, demonstrators in Bristol, a small city around 120 miles west of London, toppled the statue of Edward Colston, a city benefactor who made his fortune in the 17th-century slave trade, and tossed it into the harbor.

Early Wednesday, the British artist Marc Quinn erected his unauthorized replacement: a sculpture depicting one of the protesters, Bristol resident Jen Reid, giving a Black Power salute. Authorities have now used a crane to remove the life-size black resin artwork, titled "A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020."

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees said he believes that whatever replaces Colston's statue needs to reflect all aspects of the city's history and must be decided by its residents.

"I prefer to say we're not taking down the statue of a Black Lives Matter protester, we are taking down the work of a London-based artist who erected it without permission and without any conversation with the city," Rees told Sky News, which, like NBC News, is owned by Comcast Corp., on Thursday.

The mayor, who is black, said he disliked Colston's statue but disagreed with the way it was torn down. It has since been retrieved from the water and will be put in a museum. A committee of historians is now working to come up with a replacement that reflects the city's past and represents its residents' differing views, he said.

Here's video of the statue being removed.

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This is what happens when adults act like petulant children, destroying everything that offends them, and demanding to have everything their way.  

Is it only a matter of time before BLM statues start appearing here in America?  

Will it be considered a hate crime when someone defaces one?

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