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700-pound George Floyd statue unveiled at Newark City Hall

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — A new statue of George Floyd was unveiled at Newark’s City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. According to WABC-TV, 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, according to WABC-TV. Floyd’s murder at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last year fueled a global movement for racial justice. The statue will remain outside City Hall for at least one year.

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