A California city removed its Black Lives Matter street art to avoid having to add a “MAGA 2020” painting to be fair to voters.
Left-wing activists in Redwood City, California, had painted a Black Lives Matter mural on one of the city’s streets with the city’s full approval. But not everyone appreciated the painting.
The city, though, quickly eliminated the BLM slogan after a local resident — who is an attorney — argued that since the city has allowed the streets to become a public forum, then she should be allowed to paint MAGA 2020 or some other Trump slogan on the streets.
“I saw the ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign appearing on Broadway Street on the asphalt and I figured that’s gonna be a new public space — open for discussion — and I wanted to get my message out too,” attorney Maria Rutenburg told CBS San Francisco.
Instead of approving a MAGA 2020 slogan to be placed on the street, the city council decided to get rid of the Black Lives Matter painting and not allow any such artwork.
The city put itself in a tough spot since it had not only approved the BLM street art, it supplied the paint for local resident Dan Pease to create the mural.
Pease disingenuously claimed that Black Lives Matter is not a political statement.
But he did understand why the city erased his mural.
“I have no hard feelings to the city council,” Pease said. “I am disappointed but, at the same time, I am very grateful that they allowed me to put that message on Broadway.”
In any case, let’s hope more Trump supporters take this cue from Maria Rutenburg and begin to force cities to be fair and allow other slogans, too, if they are going to allow slogans from racist terror groups.
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