Local organizers have been denied permission to repaint the Black Lives Matter mural by the city of Flint, Michigan.
However, city locals believe that this is happening so that city officials won’t have to deal with it anymore. According to reports, City Administrator Clyde Edwards revealed in an interview that the “mural would pose traffic safety concerns.” He also stated that the Michigan Department of Transportation was thinking about putting a stop to street murals and would force it to shut a street down because of the mural.
The founder and president of Black Lives Matter Flint, DeWaun Robinson said that the city officials never kept the support to restore the mural, but he isn’t giving up on it.
“They came up with every excuse they could for why the mural couldn’t be repainted,” he said. “They didn’t want to support it. That’s just what it is. What it comes down to is they didn’t find any way to help push this across this finish line.”
The summer of 2020 was the start of the Black Lives Matter street mural in major cities across the United States including Washington D.C., New York City, Wilmington, and more.
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