Recently Indecline, a group of Black activists, photographers and artists immortalized the lives of slain African-Americans on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The group “used an industrial-strength adhesive to install the names of the aforementioned victims alongside the group’s logo on vacant stars” to honor Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Dontre Hamilton, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Kimani Gray, Aiyana Stanley-Jones and Freddie Gray, the Huffington Post noted.
Later, they posted up a video of their actions.
Even though the names were temporary and were removed the next day, the group said they did it to send a strong and memorable message.
“Indecline wanted to basically say that the few men and women featured in this piece, along with the overarching issue that binds them together, are more important than any of the names embedded in a star on the Hollywood Boulevard. Police Brutality and blatant disregard for human rights on behalf of rogue officers of the law are among some of the serious issues at present and they thought this would be a way to engage the public in this conversation,” they wrote on the blog 12oz. Prophets.
While they don’t have plans to put anymore names on the Walk of Fame, they do have something in store for someone else. The group told Sputnik News ” [we] are currently in the preproduction phases on something much more elaborate pertaining to Donald Trump,” the spokesperson said.
Can’t wait to see what they come up with for him.
#BlackLivesMatter: Victims Of Police Brutality Get Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame was originally published on hellobeautiful.com