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Street artist paints "I Can't Breathe" mural in South Baton Rouge

1 year 5 months 6 days ago Sunday, June 21 2020 Jun 21, 2020 June 21, 2020 11:01 PM June 21, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - A large mural has been painted on a building located on Thomas Delpit Drive in South Baton Rouge, depicting an image of an incident that sparked an international outcry over police brutality.

"The mural I painted, is for the people to look at and never forget what they did," Darryl Wayne said.

Wayne is a popular street artist, who goes by the name "Wayne Dang".

The painting on the old Brown Derby Night Club shows a white police officer with his knee on the neck of a Black man and George Floyd's last word "I can't breathe" in blood.

"I want them to see what happened to our brothers and sisters. I want to tell them to stop killing us." Wayne said.

Reverend Evonne Dunn, the pastor at Spirit of Truth Church was amazed at what she saw and found meaning in the mural.  

"It looks negative, but it's actually positive." Rev. Dunn said.

The pastor believes the mural can send a valuable message to law enforcement.

"It serves as a reminder to police not to treat people like this. Black people are humans just like everybody else," Rev. Dunn said.

Wayne finished the painting last week and says he's only received positive comments about the mural. 

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