New ‘Black Lives Matter’ message appears across Birmingham bridge
Birmingham street artists are continuing to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, as a fresh BLM slogan appeared overnight in a daring Birmingham location.
The large-scale ‘Black Lives Matter’ message is painted high up on a railway bridge in Landor Street, Nechells, in bright white capital letters to support the civil rights cause.
The eye-catching graffiti art has appeared on the railway arches that connect trains to Moor Street Station and Snowhill Station, running past The Eagle and Tun pub.
The newly painted slogan comes hot on the heels of last weekend’s street art tribute in Digbeth to US police brutality victim George Floyd, as ‘Black Lives Matter’ support in Birmingham continues to flourish with a visible increase in public street art being displayed at various locations around the city.
The artwork references recent concerns about civil liberties and human rights abuses which are currently under the spotlight following heated protests both in America and here in the UK.
Thousands of Brummies have recently displayed unity in attending Black Lives Matter protests in the city, calling for an end to police brutality against black people and marginalised communities.
The support and momentum for the global campaign is growing as people demand change and an end to institutionalised racism.
Street artists in Birmingham have also shown solidarity and been using their talent to show support for the campaign in recent weeks.
The tragic death of George Floyd – who kept pleading “I can’t breathe” as a US police officer brutally pressed a knee into his neck – has also inspired Birmingham-based artist Mohammed Ali to paint a tribute in Kings Heath bearing Floyd’s final words.
Ali’s artwork was whitewashed by Birmingham City Council off a private wall within hours but an apology was issued after press coverage and an exchange of words by the artist, and the artwork was repainted by the artist in several locations across Birmingham.
The ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign for justice and equality continues in cities across the UK with more political street art and murals expected.