The sculpture of Jen Reid, who was photographed standing on the plinth of Colston's statue just after it was pulled down by demonstrators last month, was put up by a team directed by artist Marc Quinn.
The statue titled “a surge of power (Jen Reid)” was erected before dawn on Wednesday without approval from Bristol city officials.
Black Lives Matter demonstrators rally around Britain, with scuffles breaking out in London as far-right demonstrators gather to protect monuments targeted for their links to colonial history.
Statues celebrating 'icons' who helped create a racist system, perpetuate the racist system.
Republican-led US Senate panel approves plan to take Confederate names off military installations. President Donald Trump had earlier rejected the idea of renaming bases.
Protests against racist symbols have erupted from the US to Australia.
Dramatic images on Sunday of protesters in the port city of Bristol tearing down a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston and throwing it into the harbour inspired campaigners in Oxford to seize the moment.
A statue of Edward Colston was toppled and dumped into a river at a rally in memory of an American man killed by a US police officer.
Footage posted on social media showed demonstrators in Bristol in western England cheering as they tore down a statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century slave trader, and pushed it into a river.
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