Remove the Black Lives Matter graffiti from Tulsa's Greenwood Avenue!

Remove the Black Lives Matter graffiti from Tulsa's Greenwood Avenue!

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
S P started this petition to Mayor G T Bynum and Tulsa City Council

At approximately 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020 a group began work under the cover of darkness and without a permit to paint the Black Lives Matter graffiti along a 250-foot stretch of Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Media sources indicated that the painting was done in protest of President Donald Trump's coming rally and in celebration of Juneteenth. The painters indicated that the paint was not permanent and would wash away. That was false information.

Tulsa City Councilors, following the advice of Mark Swiney, Council Attorney, voted on July 29, 2020 to remove the painting.

Artist Ryan Rhoades, who helped organize the group of artists to do the painting, told a CNN affiliate that he wasn't surprised by the decision ordering its removal. But he said it had served its purpose, as it was up during Juneteenth and Trump's visit.

Due to the illegality of this painting and because the slogan promotes an organization whose goals are focused on the destruction of the United States of America, including the defunding of police - **NOTE - It was a request to paint a pro-police phrase on a Tulsa street that prompted review of the BLM painting** - we hereby request that Tulsa Mayor G T Bynum and Tulsa City Councilors honor their vote and our request that this street painting be removed.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!