Vermont governor supports Black Lives Matter street mural

June 12, 2020 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The city of Montpelier, Vermont, will soon have Black Lives Matter painted on the street in front of the Statehouse amid protests nationwide sparked by the death of George Floyd.

City councilors on Friday approved the proposal.

Floyd, a handcuffed black man, died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck.

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Gov. Phil Scott said he supports the street mural.

“I think it will be a necessary reminder that we must make equity a priority and use this movement to drive real action that will benefit all of Vermont,” he said in a tweet.

Similar street murals have been painted near the White House in Washington and other cities.