In January, a billboard was erected in California featuring a portrait of a black man standing atop a giant black American flag with the slogan “Black Lives Don’t Matter.”
The billboard, which went up in Los Angeles, was quickly removed and replaced with a more peaceful depiction of the Statue of Liberty.
The “Black lives don’t matter” slogan was reportedly the inspiration for the billboard.
A billboard for Black Lives Matter in Los Angelas, California.
(Holly Walker/Flickr)The billboard was one of several that have cropped up across the U.S. in recent months featuring an image of an African-American man standing on a giant American flag.
On August 2, a large billboard in Florida was also pulled down after protesters reportedly yelled “No hate in our country” and “Black people are dying in the streets.”
The protest was triggered by the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in New York City police custody last year.