Portland mayor expresses support for proposed Black Lives Matter mural on Congress Street

PORTLAND, TERRY STACKHOUSE, WMTW NEWS 8. PORTLAND MAYOR KATE SNYDER SAYS SHE SUPPORTS A SYMBOLIC “BLACK LIVES MATTER” MURAL ON THE STREET ACROSS FROM CITY HALL. IF APPROVED, A PAIR OF ARTISTS WILL RAISE MONEY FOR THE PAINT AND OTHER SUPPLIES THEMSELVES. ALL THEY NEED FROM THE CITY IS PERMISSION…TO PAINT IT BETWEEN MYRTLE AND EXCHANGE STREETS. THE CITY COUNCIL WILL REVIEW SKETCHES OF THE DESIGN – BLOCK LETTERS ON CONCRETE – ON JULY 13TH. (SOT 21:16:28) “FOR ME, TO BE ABLE TO SAY OUT LOUD WITH GREAT CONVICTION THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER AND MEAN IT AND HAVE IT BE TRUE TO YOU IS SOMETHING REA

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Portland mayor expresses support for proposed Black Lives Matter mural on Congress Street

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder said she supports a proposed Black Lives Matter mural that would be painted on the street across from City Hall.If approved, a pair of artists will raise money for the paint and other supplies.The artists would paint the mural on Congress Street between Myrtle and Exchange streets.The City Council will review sketches of the design on July 13.”For me, to be able to say out loud with great conviction that Black lives matter and mean it and have it be true to you is something really important, I think,” Snyder said.If it wins City Council approval, the mural would not be painted before August.

Portland Mayor Kate Snyder said she supports a proposed Black Lives Matter mural that would be painted on the street across from City Hall.

If approved, a pair of artists will raise money for the paint and other supplies.

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The artists would paint the mural on Congress Street between Myrtle and Exchange streets.

The City Council will review sketches of the design on July 13.

“For me, to be able to say out loud with great conviction that Black lives matter and mean it and have it be true to you is something really important, I think,” Snyder said.

If it wins City Council approval, the mural would not be painted before August.