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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Black Lives Matter Mural Graffiti Raised Valid Points

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Few would claim that city leaders had anything but the best intentions in mind when they painted the words “Black Lives Matter” in letters 30 feet high on the surface of Rosalind Avenue. But many Orlando residents, Black and white alike, question the utility of the mural. Last Friday Orlando volunteers finished painting the 400-foot-long statement in Pan-African colors. But as is so often the case in the nation’s discourse, anonymous commenters had something to add. Overnight, the phrases “Defund OPD” and “Not enough,” among others, were spray-painted across the giant letters. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said he was “deeply saddened that a symbol of our commitment to ending …
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