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#Antifa #Philly: Rally Against the Rizzo Mural

On February 6 there will be a rally against the Rizzo Mural in Philadelphia (February 6, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST at Mural Arts Philadelphia 1729 Mt. Vernon St).

Originally published on Rally Against the Rizzo Mural Facebook event page.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Antifa Philly: Rally Against the Rizzo Mural

On February 6 there will be a rally against the Rizzo Mural in Philadelphia (February 6, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST at Mural Arts Philadelphia 1729 Mt. Vernon St).

Frank Rizzo’s legacy of brutality and bigotry contradicts the “democratic, community-driven roots” from which Mural Arts’ mission to create “a city-wide conversation about history, memory and our collective future” stems. Frank Rizzo’s time as mayor of Philadelphia, during which he told his constituents to “Vote White” and attempted to run for a third term in office, was far from democratic or representative of the racially equitable future that Mural Arts claims to be working towards.

Far from promoting Mural Arts’ vision to make “positive changes within a community, such as enhanced unity and empathy amongst neighbors,” the Frank Rizzo mural is the most hated and vandalized mural in Philly.

Mural Arts spends more taxpayer money fixing this mural than on any other mural in the city.

Philadelphians should not have to pay another dime for this expensive commemoration of one of the city’s most notorious bigots. If Mural Arts truly believes in using public art to heal its community from trauma, it will find a way to take down this mural.

Join us on Tuesday to ask Mural Arts to take down this racist mural!

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