700-pound bronze statue of George Floyd unveiled in New Jersey

A sculpture of George Floyd was unveiled outside of Newark, New Jersey's city hall this week. The 700-pound bronze statue will remain in the New Jersey city for at least a year, to honor Floyd, who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis in 2020. At an unveiling ceremony Wednesday, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka said Floyd "represents a lot more than himself at this juncture in history." "All of the activity that took place around this country because of the untimely and vicious murder of George Floyd, and all the activism that sparked out of it, is worth us pausing and paying attention to," the mayor said.

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