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What REALLY changed their mind? California town clears its BLM mural ‘because it was a traffic hazard’ after Trump supporter requested to paint a MAGA slogan on the same public street
- Redwood City washed off a Black Lives Matter mural from one of its streets in the middle of the night last week
- A local attorney had asked if she could also paint MAGA 2020 on the same street
- Maria Rutenburg argued that if the street was now a public forum, she could also express her political statement there
- The city council instead quickly took away the BLM mural but said it was because it was a traffic hazard
- Resident Dan Pease, who first asked for the BLM mural, said he was disappointed but understood
- He was concerned that a human rights message had been washed away because of a person’s political stance
By Frances Mulraney For Dailymail.com, 22 July 2020:
A California city removed a Black Lives Matter mural during the middle of the night last week after receiving a request to paint a Trump 2020 statement on the same street.
Redwood City Council said that although they had given the BLM mural permission earlier this month, they now believed it was a traffic hazard and had to be removed.
Yet the sudden decision was made after resident Maria Rutenburg said she wished to paint a MAGA 2020 message on the street if it was now a public forum.
She argued that a BLM mural on the street when she was not able to paint her own political message was an example of city officials promoting private political expression and a limited private agenda.
‘Governments cannot and should not get to pick and choose who should be allowed to speak,’ the attorney told KRON4.
‘Now that the cities open up asphalts as public forums, everyone with any political message is free to write their own. I, for one, would like to paint MAGA 2020.
‘At a time like this, it’s especially important that we allow free and open political discussion for all sides, not just BLM,’ she added.
Earlier this month, Redwood resident Dan Pease had asked for the 17-foot long Black Lives Matter mural to be painted along Broadway in a July 4 celebration, and the city had even donated the poster paint to make it happen.
The original plan had been to allow the mural to fade away but city officials took action to have it washed off last Thursday night, angering some residents who have now stated a petition opposing its removal.
‘Because we were using the poster board paint that would eventually deteriorate over time, my understanding from them was that the mural would last as long as the paint lasted,’ Pease, who said he was inspired to ask for the mural because of his four-year-old mixed-race son, told CBS San Francisco.
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