Our state's capital has taken a page from  the book of our nation's capital. A giant mural the reads 'Black Lives Matter" has been painted in giant yellow letters down a busy road in Albany.

Many people are still mourning the horrific death many of us witnessed of George Floyd who was killed while in the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. Thousands have rallied throughout the country and New York seeking justice for his death. After a week of peaceful protests here in the Hudson Valley there continues to demonstrations scheduled locally.

Support for #BlackLivesMatter shows no sign of slowing down and some citizens of Albany want the world to see it.

According to a post on Instagram, a crew of painters have begun painting 'Black Lives Matter' up and down Lark Street in downtown Albany. If you're unfamiliar with the area It's roughly 1 mile from the Capitol Building. Some Albany residents like Nateasha Walker and her grandson got quite the surprise when they left their home this morning to see men and women hard at work painting that mural.

"It gave me hope that someone is listening. It gave me love to know tomorrow can be better for my grandson." - Nateasha Walker

This project comes almost a week after D.C. painted a similar mural outside of the White House. I cannot not verify who is behind the production of this mural.

 

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