Monday, July 13, 2020

Memphis Black Lives Mural Defaced

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 2:36 PM

A Black Lives Matter mural painted on the ground at Health Sciences Park has been painted over.

The large yellow mural, created June 24th near the spot where a Nathan Bedford Forrest statue once stood, mirrored those painted on streets across the country in recent weeks.
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Memphis Police Department (MPD) did not immediately respond to the Flyer's inquiry about whether or not the mural's defacing will be investigated, as well as if it is considered a hate crime.

Two California residents are now facing hate crime charges for their role in painting over a Black Lives Matter mural in Contra Costa County.

Van Turner, executive director of the nonprofit Greenspace that owns the park, said he committed to restoring the mural. 
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