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LA crews paint 'All Black Lives Matter' mural on Hollywood Blvd.

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LA crews paint 'All Black Lives Matter' mural on Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services crew members put the finishing touches on the "All Black Lives Matter" mural on Hollywood Boulevard on Friday.  Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Los Angeles city workers have painted an "All Black Lives Matter" mural on Hollywood Boulevard to commemorate demonstrations against racism in the wake of George Floyd's death.

Crews installed the permanent mural in commemoration of a June march for all black lives in the wake of the police killing of Floyd on May 25 and in solidarity with the LGBTQ community. More than 40,000 people marched on Hollywood Boulevard on June 14 and put up a temporary "ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER" sign in rainbow colors at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

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The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services has worked for the past five days to install the permanent mural on Hollywood Boulevard, from Highland Avenue to Orange Avenue, alongside the mural's artist, Luckie Alexander, a Black transgender man, the Los Angeles Blade reported Friday.

"The installation of the ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER' commemorative sign on Hollywood Boulevard was extremely emotional for me as a Black trans man," Alexander said. "This is something that will let our Black LGBTQ+ community, especially our Black trans siblings know they are seen, valid and valued."

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Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell told the Blade that the permanent mural location "is safer for vehicular traffic and will allow for the reopening of Hollywood Blvd near Highland Avenue."

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The Surrogate's Court building exterior remains vandalized while Occupy City Hall protests continue outside City Hall in New York City on June 30. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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