City Of Tulsa To Remove Black Lives Matter Mural From Greenwood Avenue

Thursday, July 30th 2020, 7:16 am
By: Brooke Griffin


The City of Tulsa says they plan to remove the “Black Lives Matter” mural from Greenwood Avenue.

They say this is in response to requests to allow other messages on other streets.

This curb-to-curb Black Lives Matter mural on Greenwood Avenue has only been here a little over a month, but now the city Has decided they want it gone because they say it was painted illegally.

The giant letters spelling out Black Lives Matter were painted overnight right before Juneteenth and the Trump rally.

The city says they did not approve a permit for this mural on Greenwood, but they say if they don’t remove it then they’re condoning the painting as if there was an approved permit.

Tulsa County attorney Mark Swiney says “there isn’t anything in our laws that makes our streets into a canvas.”

SO, the city staff said in the latest council meeting they will start to work on removing the current mural and will be creating an ordinance to prohibit new ones.