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The Chartist Sculpture was created by Christopher Kelly and erected in 1991 to commemorate the Chartist uprising of 1839. Twenty people died when soldiers clashed with demonstrators demanding political reform. The sculptures form three groups, each representing a different aspect of the political and social change the Chartists hoped to bring about. The first group is 'Union,' showing an idealized view of Newport; the second, 'Prudence', shows the struggle for change, and the third, 'Energy', symbolises both labour and victory.<br><br> The sculpture is positioned at the scene of the violence, outside the Westgate Hotel, Westgate Square, where High Street, Stow Hill, Commercial Street and Bridge Street meet.
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