Statue of the Bristol Black live matter woman which was mounted yesterday at the square has been removed by authorities after it was noticed.

The sculpture of Jen Reid was erected on Wednesday but removed by Bristol City Council just over 24 hours later.

Ms Reid had been photographed standing on the empty plinth after the Colston statue was pulled down during protests.

Contractors were pictured using ropes and a crane to remove the statue of Jen Reid, who had been photographed standing on the plinth with a raised fist after the figure of Colston was brought during the Black Lives Matter march, at about 5.20 am on Thursday morning.

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A witness said that the workmen carefully secured the strap before moving the Marc Quinn sculpture, with one saying “don’t break her dress”. It was then lifted into recycling and skip hire lorry and driven away.

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