Removal of ‘Black Lives Matter’ street mural underway in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Work is underway to remove a Black Lives Matter street mural in downtown Orlando.


The artwork, created in 2020, was painted on a stretch of Rosalind Avenue on the west side of Lake Eola.

On Monday, Drone 9 flew over the road and spotted the letters were partially covered.

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The City of Orlando told Channel 9 it was necessary to remove the mural in order to repave the roadway.

The message — approximately 400 feet long and 30 feet wide — appeared between East Washington and East Robinson streets.

You may remember, soon after it was painted, someone vandalized the mural in June 2020.

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City officials said they are working with the same organization that helped create the BLM mural in order to come up with replacement artwork.

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