A Black Lives Matter mural painted on a street near Chicago was altered to say “All Lives Matter.”
“All Lives Matter” is a slogan that has come to be associated with criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement and organization. Proponents of the slogan include Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who is black.
It prompted the artists to decry the move as racist.
Zaria Gilmore, another painter, said that she is not surprised “to see there are people who thought they were entitled enough to paint over what we've done here.”
The City of Oak Park said that it is working to restore the original message.
“Public works crews removed the materials used to deface the mural,” police wrote on Twitter.
Two California residents over the weekend were seen on video altering a Black Lives Matter mural with black paint. They were charged with a hate crime, Contra Costa County authorities said.