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  • Collection: Political Statements and Structural Critique

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Graffiti on a gas pump reads "Peoples' Way," "Fuck 12," "Free Gas," and "Abolish MPD." This was previously a Speedway gas station which has been claimed by the community at George Floyd Square. The spray paint used is white, green, red, and gray.

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A single board of plywood is painted and placed vertically against a wooden fence. The board is divided into three sections by green paint. The first section reads "2014 I Can't Breathe, 2020 I Can't Breathe" in green and maroon paint. The second…

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A photo taken on East Side Saint Paul neighborhood on Maryland Avenue. A grey metal electrical box on the intersection has "ACAB" in black paint.

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The outline of a police officer is surrounded by a red no symbol. Above and below the image are the words, in all caps, "DEFUND NYPD".

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A blue sign is nailed to a residential fence reading “abolish the police.” The text is written in black and two red drops of blood are noted first before the word “abolish” and after “the.”

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This is a large mural that addresses defunding the police due to the racial prejudice against Black people n Portland, Oregon. The trees in the mural are very meaningful because Oregon is known for the huge cedar and pine trees.

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Painted on a plywood panel, this piece depicts a cop with the horns and forked tail of the devil, surrounded by the flames of hell. Text reads "El Diablo," and "Murder in the Name of Law." To the right of the figure, there is a quote that reads "Let…

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On an all-white background, the poster depicts a black-and-white illustration of a Black child seated to the left and a white police officer in full riot gear to the right.

Crosslegged, the child has short curly hair and is dressed simply in an…

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This piece was done largely on plywood on the side of a building on University Avenue, a major pathway connecting Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The words "Unlock Cages" are written in large block letters in front of a snapping chain and a chainlink…

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In large black cursive, the graffiti states, "il n'y a pa de violences policers et je n'écris pas sur les murs." In English, this translates to "There is no police violence, and I do not write on walls."
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