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Giant “Black Lives Matter” Murals Are Popping Up On Streets All Over The U.S. (16 Pics)

If you’ve been following the news closely, you probably heard about or saw pictures of the giant “Black Lives Matter” mural that was painted on Sixteenth Street in Washington D.C. a few weeks before. The 35-foot tall letters stretched over two blocks and the mural became a significant symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement almost over night. This though-provoking piece of art has even prompted D.C.’s mayor Muriel Bowser to officially rename the area “Black Lives Matter Plaza“.

Soon after the news about the Washington D.C. mural spread, numerous other cities across the U.S. followed suite, and one by one murals began popping up on streets all over the country. From the East Coast to the West, check out all the Black Lives Matter-inspired murals in the gallery below!

It all started with the “Black Lives Matter” mural in Washington D.C.

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Charlotte, North Carolina

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Brooklyn, New York

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Los Angeles, California

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Seattle, Washington

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Dallas, Texas

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Rochester, New York

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Berkeley, California


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Sacramento, California

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Montpelier, Vermont

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Topeka, Kansas

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Denver, Colorado

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Albany, New York

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Oakland, California

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Abandoned 100-Year-Old Church Transformed Into A Graffiti Themed Skate Park

This unusually colorful church now houses the Kaos Temple. That’s the name given to the murals adorning a Spanish church converted by street artist Okuda San Miguel. This 100 year old church had already been converted to a skate park by La Iglesia Skate earlier this year.

The 1912-built church is now built with bright geometric paintings. Verkami describes Okudas work as follows:
“His iconic artistic piece Kaos Star represents a colorful and isometric rose of the winds that tries to tell us that it does not matter were you are, or what you are doing, what matters are your own goals.”

More info: okudart.es | verkami.com | facebook

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Before and after

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30 Examples Of Hilariously Polite Graffiti

The reputation of graffiti is not what it used to be. Once viewed as a nuisance and a sign of crime and social degeneracy, more and more cities are taking a new approach by putting up welcome areas for street art, or commissioning artists who are proficient with spray paint to decorate old buildings with murals. Of course, graffiti varies heavily in terms of complexity and mass appeal, and many argue that by arbitrarily picking what kind of street art is socially acceptable and should be encouraged by the law is simply creating a sanitized version of the traditional form of expression, as even the simplest scrawls have a purpose of expressing an opinion, frustration, or simply affirmation that one exists and wants to be heard.Most of the graffiti in this post falls into the latter category, but with one common feature: the writer put it there just to make the next person laugh, smile, or think.

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Falcon 13 hours agoThis made me smile. Very clever.

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MagicalUnicorn 13 hours agoCanada, is that you?

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoThat one way to get it painted by the city.

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Scrawls on bathroom walls are a bit different and fall into a category of their own, a phenomenon that has been the subject of entire academic studies. Officially called “latrinalia,” writing on bathroom walls is something that psychologists have suggested we do because of the potential to express things that may be inappropriate without being suspected, as it’s being done behind closed doors in a space where people usually keep to themselves.

It’s almost like posting on online forums. And much like the modern anonymous comments section, the content often tends toward crude and inflammatory, but this list shows that there are some well-wishers who want to brighten their captive audience’s day.

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Martha Meyer 9 hours agoSo… is it safe for women?

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoLovely writing

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IzzieM 13 hours agoAgree!

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Some people have even used the stereotypical kind of vandalism that city councils hate for material good. Last year saw an epidemic of Brits forcing their local authorities to prioritize road repairs by painting every uninventive tagger’s favorite body part over the offending potholes.

In 2015, one anonymous chaotic good character became infamous for the practice in Manchester, calling himself Wanksy, and apparently the approach that he pioneered has been repeated with success elsewhere. Locals can complain about this method all they want, but they can’t say it doesn’t get the job done.

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John 5 hours ago“Gay” crossed out underneath. Because everyone knows living your mom is so gay.

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Kate Kyffin 7 hours agoHahahahaa

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Firework 13 hours agoTrue for anyone with anxiety

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Salmacys 12 hours agoI love your cat too!

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DAMIAN HERNANDEZ 3 hours agoTHIS IS OT TRUE!!!!!! im ugly and dont litter

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agosomething a 7 year old would write. Kind of funny

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoHahaha, calling them out for not matching. Too funny

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoMore people need that reminder

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoNice correction

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It's Okay, Savannah, Ga

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Salmacys 12 hours agoI wanted to write this but didn’t have time to fi

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Elizabeth Schuyler 5 hours agome trying to graffiti

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Hello it Smee 13 hours agoheck you buddy, lol

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Charlotte 12 hours agoIt’s the accurate use of spelling and grammar by two strangers that’s moving me the most!

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tuzdayschild 3 hours agoYou mom loves you too!

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tuzdayschild 3 hours agoI wish everyone knew this truth.

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Marcellus the Third 11 hours agoThat whole wall looks weirdly photoshopped?

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Luna Lovegood 7 hours agoWear your helmet, kids!

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Rickie Cole 9 hours agowas literally there for years until it was recently painted over by a graffiti artist called Helch – I miss Peas

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MagicalUnicorn 13 hours agoi like that cat man, nice addition 🙂

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Luna Lovegood 7 hours agoAgreed!

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Salmacys 12 hours agoAww… thanks! U2!

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tuzdayschild 3 hours agoI don’t always succeed, but I do try.

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Salmacys 12 hours ago (edited)My Mom’s so heavy-weight I call her Mother Earth.

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These Hotel Frescoes Are Worthy of the Sistine Chapel

If these hotel walls could talk, they’d paint you a picture.

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