Political Statements and Structural Critique

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Political Statements and Structural Critique

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Works in this collection address systemic racism and the path to justice. This collection includes a wide range of imagery, with anti-cop messages being extremely significant.

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Defund the Police
A poster reading "Defund the Police." Purple on orange background. Attached to a barricade blocking of George Floyd Square.

Tear Down the System graffiti
Graffiti on a post reading "Tear down the system that has no place for you"

Various stickers, including "Murderous City of Lakes Police" and "Fuck Trump"
Various stickers on a pole outside of Cup Foods, including Murderous Police--City of Lakes and Fuck Trump.

Demands for Justice at George Floyd Square
A large sign installed at the Speedway directly across from the site where George Floyd was murdered. Text reads: "As the city meets our demands for justice, the barricades can be removed If action is not taken to meet our demands for justice members…

Road Closed Forever at George Floyd Square
A "Road Closed" sign on a barricade has been augmented to emphasize "Road Closed Forever" with teal spray paint.

Free State of George Floyd at George Floyd Square
A sign attached to a barricade near the intersection of 38th and Chicago, reading "You Are Now Entering the Free State of George Floyd."

ACAB
"ACAB" is written in black letters on plywood.

Get off your butt
Set against a background of vivid pink and orange abstract swirls/roses, text reads" "Get off your butt and join the revolution."

More Black Men Are In Prison Now Than Were Enslaved In 1850
Graffiti on a concrete wall reading "More black men are in prison now than were enslaved in 1850."

Burn them ALL
A scrawled tag reading "Burn them all" on the street in front of Seattle Police’s East Precinct practically glows on top of the muted, grey asphalt and stencil of George Floyd. The bright yellow splatters and violent plea capture the message’s…
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