700-Pound Bronze Statue of George Floyd Unveiled in Newark

The city of Newark, NJ, unveiled its 700-pound statue of George Floyd made of bronze.

The statue will reportedly rest at Newark City Hall for at least a year before moving

elsewhere.

“The world needed a peaceful George,” said sculptor Stanley Watts. “The world needed

him relaxed and chilling on a bench and that’s what we produced and we produced him

larger than life because, after death, George will be remembered — and that’s what

memorials are — it’s to remember and never forget why we changed today and

tomorrow and for the rest of our existence on this planet. I believe that in my heart, and

my art will speak for itself.”

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said the statue was a “gift” and hope this inspires other cities

“to become active in the struggles that are happening right here in Newark and right

here in New Jersey.”

Source: twitter.com

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