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A Black Lives Matter statue was torn down in Budapest one day after it was put on display.
The statue depicted a kneeling Statue of Liberty in rainbow colors.
The placque Lady Liberty is holding reads Black Lives Matter.
The statue was ripped down a day later.
The Daily News Hungary reported:
Yesterday, a rainbow-coloured statue in honour of the Black Lives Matter movement was inaugurated in Budapest. According to the plans, it would have stayed in the ninth district of the Hungarian capital for two weeks. However, the statue could not stand there for as long…
…It was planned that the rainbow-coloured statue would have been displayed until April 14th. However, in the time since the statue was erected,
Péter Szalay, the creator of the statue, said that he did not want to create political propaganda, but the fact that many people reacted this way is very telling. In August 2020, the 9th district of Budapest announced a competition for independent public works. The professional jury selected six works that were to be exhibited at different points in the district. However, only the work of Péter Szalay had such an adventurous journey.
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