Montpelier mayor condemns BLM mural vandalism - The Bridge

The mayor of Montpelier denounced lawless vandalism in her city as “the acts of vandalism and destruction that a cowardly few would seek to inflict on us. To those individuals who would seek to deface these public installations, I implore you to consider what position would require such violence and destruction.” She’s talking about damage done to the Black Lives Matter street mural; other mayors (though not many in Vermont) might be saying the same of rioting and vandalism done in the name of BLM.

“This installation was done with the expressed permission and support of both the State of Vermont and the City of Montpelier. Within 24 hours of its installation, this potent symbol of unity was anonymously vandalized and defaced with graffiti. As mayor, I condemn the acts of vandalism and destruction that a cowardly few would seek to inflict on us. To those individuals who would seek to deface these public installations, I implore you to consider what position would require such violence and destruction. I invite you to set these prejudices of the past aside and to reach out to your neighbors and to know the history and facts behind this moment.

I want to thank the Montpelier Fire Department, the Department of Public Works, the State’s Buildings and General Services employees, and members of the public for their quick clean-up, which has minimized the damage and prevented the oil and other substances from entering our storm drains. I want to thank the Montpelier Police Department for investigating this incident and for taking quick action to ensure that the suspect is brought to justice."


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  • Ivan st george
    commented 2020-07-07 08:22:27 -0400
    so this mayor has a fierce desire to protect a “potent symbol of Unity”
    and is put out by a street mural being " vandalized and defaced with graffiti",?
    and then condemns graffiti as “acts of vandalism and destruction”and then implores us to learn history.
    Isn’t that odd, this same marxist anarchist BLM movement is destroying history every day and political hacks like this mayor either don’t know or do not care about our nations history because they too busy running for the cameras trying to catch the BLM stampede
    parallel universe anyone ????
  • Bobby Vanornum
    commented 2020-07-06 09:24:56 -0400
    Interesting, although I don’t condone vandalism painting a mural on a road (paid by taxes) would be considered vandalism. Is it the days we live where Good is called Bad : and Bad will be called Good. Perhaps, that is how our legislation reinvents the wheel without changing laws. So BLM mural on State Street endorsed by our Republican (so he says) Govenour, is an organization owned by ACT BLUE, owned and run by the Democratic Party. { Try and donate to BLM and see where it takes you }. Do a Wikipedia on Act Blue . . . follow the money trail. Donating to BLM is a donation to the Democratic Party. NOW, we have a mural in front of the State House that (through the backdoor) endorces the Democratic Party. Let’s hear it for our new Democratic Govenour Phil Scott !
  • Steve Sheltry
    commented 2020-07-06 07:26:44 -0400
    It was stupid to let that terrorist group BLM put their low life name on the street in the first place. They tear our statues down . Fuck them .
  • Mark Maloney
    commented 2020-06-30 19:16:48 -0400
    Back in my day a “street mural” would have been considered to be vandalism…just sayin’