Officials denounce ‘All Lives Matter’ scrawl on Tiburon's Main Street

July 15, 2020

 

Town officials have denounced a weekend incident in which someone scrawled “All Lives Matter” and “Don’t Tread on Me” — slogans associated with groups opposed to the Black Lives Matter movement and increasingly with extreme-right sentiment — in chalk on Main Street. Activists and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement have noted the phrase “All Lives Matter” is intended to delegitimize the movement and minimize the systemic disenfranchisement of Black Americans. “I think the message is reprehensible, the way they delivered it cowardly, and I think it’s disheartening that someone would use our community space this way — especially on Main Street where we want to have events that bring people together,” Tiburon Town Councilmember Jack Ryan said.

 

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