After a Scottish artist’s posters promoting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign were vandalized, a man has been charged.
Earlier this month, the posters that formed part of the BLM Mural Trail in Slessor Gardens in Dundee were attacked in a “racially motivated” act.
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16 portraits of black people living in Scotland wearing colorful face masks made of African fabrics, as well as two interpretive posters were used in the works that were ripped to bits.
Scots Black Lives Matter exhibition vandalized:’ An act of racial vandalism’
The show was part of the Black Lives Matter Mural Trail in Scotland, where the artwork appeared in different places around the country, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.
The curators and organizers of Ms. Machache’s show, Sharing Not Hoarding, shared their thoughts about its importance.
“Reports of the Covid 19 pandemic have shown that black and Asian communities in the U.K. have been disproportionately affected by this virus, and so in many ways the call for citizens to wear a mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus has become another aspect of the BLM movement.”Reports of the Covid 19 pandemic have shown that this virus has disproportionately affected black and Asian communities in the UK, and so the call for citizens to wear a mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus has become another aspect of the BLM movement in many ways.
“A 34-year-old man has now been charged in connection with the incident following the “racially motivated vandalism” act and will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office.
Inspector Martin Jenkins said, “While incidents of this nature are rare, in the Tayside area we will not tolerate racially motivated crime.”
If they were victims or witnesses of such behaviour, my message to all is to please report it to us.
“We take all reports seriously and will thoroughly investigate all cases of this nature to ensure the perpetrators are held accountable.”
Residents on the GoFundMe page of the Mural Trail were among those who donated after the vandalism, so that the work can now be reinstalled.
The exhibit was expected from Sept. 18 to Oct. 30 to be on display.
“I am impressed with the response of the people of Dundee who immediately donated to a fundraising campaign to replace the posters in Slessor Gardens,” said Dundee City Council leader John Alexander.
“The artist also described the support she received as overwhelming.
“I am grateful to Police Scotland for their work on this issue.”