UPDATE: EPD found the driver responsible for BLM mural damage

A Black Lives Matter mural that was painted on the street outside the federal courthouse was vandalized with skid marks from a tire overnight Saturday.

Posted: Jun 20, 2020 11:48 AM
Updated: Jun 21, 2020 8:23 PM

EUGENE, Ore.-- A Black Lives Matter mural that was painted on the street outside the federal courthouse was vandalized with skid marks from a tire overnight Saturday.

Eugene Police Department reported they found the driver responsible for the damage.

The mural, which spells out 'Black Lives Matter' in large yellow letters along East Eighth Avenue, was approved by the city and painted on the street Friday. 

It appears that the mural was intentionally vandalized by a car leaving streaks behind as it drove over it.

BIPOC Art Collective, who created the mural, said on its Facebook page that the mural will be re-painted Saturday afternoon. 

 

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