Burlington Marketplace “parade” mural comes down - WCAX

Public spirited art or capitalist, racist oppression? It’s in the eye of the beholder. Clearly not everyone loves this parade.

"The mural is racist, classist, sexist, historically inaccurate, and benefiting and elevating business owners above the working class,” said Burlington resident William Davenport during a 2018 city council meeting. The mural remained an issue at city council meetings for years until the council voted to take it down in 2022. That decision was followed by vandals defacing the mural several times."



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