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An artist has replaced a statue that was toppled in the UK last month with a resin statue of a Black Lives Matter protester who had climbed on top of the base for a photo following the vandalism.

The resin statue, created by British artist Marc Quinn, is of the woman making the black power fist. The bronze statue that they had torn down was of merchant and slave trader Edward Colston, who is honored all over Bristol for the amount of money that he spent on charitable work in the area.

In 1808, David Hughson described Colston as “the great benefactor of the city of Bristol, who, in his lifetime, expended more than 70,000L. [£] in charitable institutions.”

“My friend showed me a picture on Instagram of Jen standing on the plinth in Bristol with her fist in a Black Power salute,” Quinn said in a press release about the statue. “My first, instant thought was how incredible it would be to make a sculpture of her, in that instant.”

“It is such a powerful image, of a moment I felt had to be materialized, forever. I contacted Jen via social media to discuss the idea of the sculpture and she told me she wanted to collaborate,” the artist added.

Liberals kneeled before the statue and made the black power gesture after it was unveiled, and a brave woman filming them scolded them for their actions.

CNN reports, “the work, officially titled ‘A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020,’ is intended to be temporary. The artist confirmed that he did not received permission from authorities to erect the statue. Should the artwork be sold, Quinn said that profits will be donated to two charities, chosen by Reid, that promote the inclusion of Black history in school curricula.”

“Jen and I are not putting this sculpture on the plinth as a permanent solution to what should be there — it’s a spark which we hope will help to bring continued attention to this vital and pressing issue,” Quinn said.

The divisive and politically charged statue sparked elation from the left, and outrage from the right. Many called for the statue celebrating the violent movement to be torn down.

UPDATE: The city has said that they did not approve the statue and it will be removed.

Author: Cassandra Fairbanks

Source: The Gateway Pundit: Black Lives Matter Replaces Torn Down Statue With One of Their Own

Former Vice President Joe Biden would consider Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate if he wins the Democratic Party nomination.

Speaking to supporters at a town hall at Iowa State University, Biden said that she would be capable of being Vice President, attorney general, or a Supreme Court Justice.

“We lost a really good one, the senator from California,” Biden said. “She is capable of being president or vice president or on the Supreme Court or attorney general. Her capacity is unlimited.”

“We have so many people who have such great talent,” the candidate added.

When asked by reporters if he would consider her for his VP, he said “of course I would.”

Harris announced that she was dropping out of the race on Tuesday.

Author: Cassandra Fairbanks

Source: The Gateway Pundit: Joe Biden Would Consider Kamala Harris for VP, Says She is Also ‘Capable’ of Being a Supreme Court Justice

A new study has found that 54 percent of Americans want to increase deportations of illegal immigrants.

The study, conducted by Pew Research, also found that 68 percent of Americans believe it is important to increase security along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Naturally, the responses were heavily divided by party, with 91 percent of Republicans saying that increasing border security is very or somewhat important. Meanwhile, just about half of Democrats and Democratic leaners (49%) rate increased border security as an important policy goal.

“The divide between partisans is even larger when it comes to increased deportations of unauthorized immigrants. Around eight-in-ten Republicans (83%) say that increasing deportations is important, including 51% who say it is very important. Among Democrats, only around three-in-ten (31%) call this an important goal, and just 10% call it very important,” Pew reports.

In the fiscal year ending in September, the amount of migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border reached its highest level since 2007. The number of refugees coming to the US also hit its lowest point in nearly 40 years.

“There were 851,508 apprehensions in the 2019 fiscal year (October 2018-September 2019), a 115% increase from the previous fiscal year and the highest total in 12 years. Still, the total remained far below the 1,643,679 apprehensions recorded in 2000, the peak year,” Pew reported earlier this month.

Author: Cassandra Fairbanks

Source: The Gateway Pundit: Majority of Americans Want to Increase Deportations of Illegal Immigrants

President Donald Trump has responded to North Korea’s official KCNA news agency calling former Vice President Joe Biden a “rabid dog” who must be”beaten to death with a stick, before it is too late.”

On Sunday, the president responded to North Korea on Twitter — by both defending and mocking Biden.

“Mr. Chairman, Joe Biden may be Sleepy and Very Slow, but he is not a ‘rabid dog.’ He is actually somewhat better than that, but I am the only one who can get you where you have to be. You should act quickly, get the deal done. See you soon!” President Trump tweeted.

Reuters reports “North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a U.S. offer for fresh talks ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in negotiations.”

Author: Cassandra Fairbanks

Source: The Gateway Pundit: President Trump Responds to North Korea Calling Joe Biden a ‘Rabid Dog’

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