George Floyd statues unveiled as cities celebrate Juneteenth

It was a quick turnaround for federal employers to recognize 六月十九日 有一个 new federal holiday. But some cities were ready with new statues honoring 乔治·弗洛伊德, whose killing by police in Minneapolis last year sparked a nationwide racial justice movement.

In New York City, Terrence Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, unveiled a six-foot statue in Brooklyn as part of Saturday’s Juneteenth celebrations. The new federal holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
The statue will be on display at Flatbush Junction for two to three weeks before moving to Union Square in Manhattan, according to CNN affiliate WABC.
      A George Floyd statue was unveiled outside city hall in Newark, 新泽西州, 在星期三.

      在星期三, a statue of Floyd was unveiled in front of city hall in Newark, 新泽西州.
        Mayor Ras Baraka said he hopes the 700-pound bronze statue, by artist Stanley Watts, will inspire people who see it tobecome active in the things, the struggles that are happening right here in Newark and right here in New Jersey.
            George Floyd represents a lot more than himself,” Baraka said ahead of the unveiling. “All of the activity that took place around this country, around the world, because of the untimely and ferocious and vicious death, murder of George Floyd and all of the activism that sparked out of it is worth us pausing and paying attention to.
            The statue will remain outside City Hall for at least one year, WABC reports.

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