Crews Paint over Frank Rizzo Mural in South Philadelphia

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“We know that the removal of this mural does not erase painful memories and are deeply apologetic for the amount of grief it has caused,” the organization said. “We believe this is a step in the right direction and hope to aid in healing our city through the power of thoughtful and inclusive public art.”

Rizzo, who before he became mayor served as the city’s police commissioner, was known for aggressive policing tactics in Philadelphia’s Black communities.

Mural Arts thanked the public for voicing its opinions and expressed hope that “this may be one more step towards true equality and social justice.”


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