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Black Lives Matter To Be Painted On Street Facing Vermont Capital Building

Preliminary concept plan for Black Lives Matter street mural in Montpelier
Montpelier City Council
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Preliminary concept plan for Black Lives Matter street mural in Montpelier

Amid protests nationwide sparked by the death of George Floyd, officials in Vermont’s capital city unanimously approved painting the phrase Black Lives Matter on State Street directly in front of the state’s capital.
During a special meeting Montpelier City Councilors approved a plan to paint the words Black Lives Matter on the street facing Vermont’s Statehouse.

During his regular Friday briefing Republican Governor Phil Scott supported painting the street with the phrase.  “I want this to be a time when there’s transition to real action. And we have to be reminded of that. And to put it in front of the Statehouse we I think are making a powerful statement that we’re going to change things.”

The painting will be done Saturday morning.   The city council also approved flying the Black Lives Matter flag at City Hall.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.  Contents © copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

 

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