40 People Show Up To Paint Massive ‘Back the Blue’ Mural in Front of Police Headquarters

Article Link: https://www.westernjournal.com/40-people-show-paint-massive-back-blue-mural-front-police-headquarters/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Well, here’s one mural you probably shouldn’t expect to see a lot of positive coverage about on political Twitter. A group of roughly 40 people showed up Saturday night in front of police department headquarters in Tampa, Florida, to paint a massive “Back the Blue” mural, according to WTVT-TV. Now, the Tampa city government, as well as opponents of the project, are peeved because the mural painters didn’t obtain the proper permits. WTVT reported that the project was organized by Kelli Campbell as a move to improve police morale. “We want to make sure that they know just because we aren’t the loudest, doesn’t mean we aren’t there and in numbers,” she said.