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Sign display in downtown Livermore; controversial poster removed

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Local advocacy group Tri-Valley for Black Lives is hosting a "Sign Garden for Justice" in downtown Livermore, a collection of signs prominently displayed at Livermorium Plaza at the corner of First Street and South Livermore Avenue.

First put up during a community event Sunday afternoon, the hand-drawn signs primarily feature messages in favor of equality, social justice reform and Black Lives Matter and against police brutality -- but one sign with the words "Blue Lives Matter" with a line through them (seen in shadows at top right in above photo) became a source of criticism among some on local social media as overtly anti-police.

The controversial sign, which TV4BL reps said was not drawn by an official group member, was not outwardly visible at the display on Wednesday morning.

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Sign display in downtown Livermore; controversial poster removed

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Local advocacy group Tri-Valley for Black Lives is hosting a "Sign Garden for Justice" in downtown Livermore, a collection of signs prominently displayed at Livermorium Plaza at the corner of First Street and South Livermore Avenue.

First put up during a community event Sunday afternoon, the hand-drawn signs primarily feature messages in favor of equality, social justice reform and Black Lives Matter and against police brutality -- but one sign with the words "Blue Lives Matter" with a line through them (seen in shadows at top right in above photo) became a source of criticism among some on local social media as overtly anti-police.

The controversial sign, which TV4BL reps said was not drawn by an official group member, was not outwardly visible at the display on Wednesday morning.

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Julie
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Livermore
on Oct 23, 2020 at 1:53 pm
Julie, Livermore
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on Oct 23, 2020 at 1:53 pm
6 people like this

I really hope that sign was removed. It is absolutely inapropriate. Of course Black lives matter, and the signs saying so should be up and displayed. But there is no reason to imply that blue lives do not matter on another sign. Dont speak about blue lives if that is what you have to say. The garden is for BLM recognition. Not for adding to the problem of hate that BLM is supposed to be detesting in the first place.


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