City of Tulsa will remove Black Lives Matter street sign

Tulsa councilors discussed whether paintings on city streets are legal without permits.

Back the blue

TULSA, Okla. The city of Tulsa has decided to remove a massive Black Lives Matter sign painted on a city street following a request from a group of local Republicans seeking permission to paint a Back the Blue sign. Tulsa councilors decided to get rid of the sign during a Wednesday council meeting in which they discussed whether paintings on city streets are legal without permits. Tulsa City attorney David O’Meilia says paintings on city streets are only allowed for safety reasons. Councilor Connie Dodson says she is not against what the Black Lives Matter sign represents but doesn’t think it should be allowed.

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