Highway workers told to not erase graffiti - True North Reports

Highway workers are no longer required to erase or paint over graffiti, after a complaint from a police brutality protester.

"The action represents a reversal of the longstanding policy of removing or painting over graffiti and other messaging. The policy change was made after guidance from the governor’s office, and was in response to a complaint from a protester whose chalk-written messages on the VT-30 bridge in Jamaica were erased. One message said “No Justice, No Peace,” and the other listed names of black people killed by police and others."

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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-06-27 19:57:50 -0400
    Let me see if I understand this. Billboards are illegal in Vermont because they are ugly, but if Comfort Inn (or anybody else) wants to advertise along the roadside, they can use a can of spray paint or chalk on bridge abutments concrete walls, statues, and on blacktop. Brilliant !