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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:41 PM

Mural at University of Virginia says 'Defend Black Trans Women' - defaced two days in a row

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/20/us/uva-defaced-bridge-mural-trnd/index.html

Terrible.

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Reply Mural at University of Virginia says 'Defend Black Trans Women' - defaced two days in a row (Original post)
shenmue Dec 2019 OP
RKP5637 Dec 2019 #1
Odoreida Dec 2019 #3
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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:49 PM

1. F'en Homophobic Racist Gun Humpers!!! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 22, 2019, 09:28 AM

3. Might be an agent provocateur. n/t

 

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:51 PM

2. I have a hard time believing that whoever wrote the article went to UVa.

That's the Beta Bridge. It gets painted several times a week. Technically, there's some local code being violated every time that happens, but no one cares. I've helped paint it. Our work got painted over soon enough. At the time, such work was not considered a mural. I don't know when that started. It's just the wall of a bridge. Both walls get the treatment.

For an article written a little closer to home:

NEWS

Pro-gun messages repeatedly written over “PROTECT BLACK TRANS WOMEN” painting on Beta Bridge
Mural to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by Black transgender women, painted over by “2A,” “GUNS” and an arrow through “WOMEN”
By Kate Bellows | 12/16/2019


The initial mural had been painted by the secret SABLE Society Dec. 3 as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by Black transgender women.
Emma Klein | Cavalier Daily

This article has been updated to include additional statements from University spokesperson Brian Coy and president of the Queer Student Union Blake Hesson.

A Beta Bridge mural that said, “PROTECT BLACK TRANS WOMEN,” was found painted over Saturday morning with statements including, “2A,” “GUNS,” and an arrow through “WOMEN.” Although people repainted the initial message Saturday, “2A” and “GUNS” were found repainted Sunday night and were covered again.

The initial mural had been painted by the secret SABLE Society Dec. 3 as part of a campaign across Grounds to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by Black transgender women, who are murdered at higher rates than other demographic groups.

It is yet unclear who wrote the “2A” and “GUNS” messages, which appear to be in reference to the Second Amendment’s granting of the right to bear arms and the recent wave of counties and towns across the Commonwealth declaring themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries,” which will not enforce any unconstitutional restrictions on gun rights, in anticipation of the entrance of a Democrat-controlled state legislature in January for the first time in years.
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