A new 700-pound bronze statue was unveiled this week in Newark, New Jersey.
The new statue honors repeat felon George Floyd who was killed in Minneapolis last year set off a series of violent riots that caused over $1 billion damages across the US.
Via NBC New York:
A new statue of George Floyd was unveiled at Newark’s City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.
Mayor Ras Baraka along with actor and filmmaker Leon Pickney, who commissioned the statue, and artist Stanley Watts unveiled the 700-pound bronze statue that was donated this week to the City of Newark.
Hopefully when people walk by and they see it, and they participate, hopefully it inspires them to become active in the struggles that are happening right here in Newark and right here in New Jersey,” Baraka said.
Today Mayor @rasjbaraka unveiled a donated statue honoring George Floyd in front of City Hall, alongside Filmmaker Leon Pickney, Artist Stanley Watts, Activist Larry Hamm and more pic.twitter.com/nefig7fruE
— City of Newark (@CityofNewarkNJ) June 16, 2021