Street Sign Defaced & Proclaimed "Jamar Clark Avenue" by Protesters in Minneapolis
Updated: Jul 1
Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and Black Lives Matter held a protest Friday night in Minneapolis on the 4th anniversary of Jamar Clark's death.
It's been 3 days, Plymouth Ave. is still "Jamar Clark Av" in North Minneapolis, MN. Friday night protesters, at an event organized by Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar & attended by Black Lives Matter, placed what appears to be a rectangular sticker over both sides of the Plymouth Ave. street sign at the intersection of N. James Ave. & Plymouth Ave. Police were notified yet no visible action has been taken by the city to remove the "Jamar Clark Av" stickers that have been in place now since 11/15.
Leftist news outlet, Fight Back News reported, "The community celebrated the opening of Jamar Clark Avenue." & wrote about it as though it was a legal act authorized by the city. Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar is literally using the vandalized street sign as their Facebook profile picture. Notice the "resist" hand symbol.
We contacted the city of Minneapolis & the 4th precinct Minneapolis police department today, both stated that the street name still has not been changed. MPD said the same thing Saturday when I asked if it was vandalism or if the street name had in fact been changed.
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Minneapolis, MN -11/15/19 Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar and Black Lives Matter held a protest on the 4th anniversary of Jamar Clark's death on the 1600 block of Plymouth Ave. in North Minneapolis. Afterwards, Plymouth Ave. was no longer Plymouth Ave.
At the intersection of Plymouth Ave. & N. James Ave. in Minneapolis, Plymouth Ave. appears to have been renamed. With a closer look, it is obvious that the street sign has in fact been vandalized in what was most likely a tribute of sorts to Jamar Clark on the 4th anniversary of his death.
The vandals took it upon themselves to deface a public street sign & rename Plymouth Ave. "Jamar Clark Ave. by placing what looks like a large, navy blue, rectangular sticker over the actual street name on both sides of the street sign, making it impossible to read. This is not only illegal but it is also dangerous and can easily confuse motorists and public transportation employees. If you look closely, you will see that the navy blue sticker also features a "resist" fist. This was clearly a deliberate, illegal act. Planned, paid for and printed ahead of time.
In a live video of the event, about 20 protesters can be heard chanting "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!" They marched 3 blocks to the 4th precinct Minneapolis police station and stood at the door shouting "Indict! Convict! Send those killer cops to jail! The whole damn system is guilty as hell!"
We inquired with the Minneapolis police and asked if the street name had been changed or if it had in fact been vandalized. They said that the street name had not been changed and were unaware of the vandalism. Minneapolis police are investigating the incident.
Click here for more information on the Jamar Clark case. Photos taken 11/16/19 at Plymouth Ave. and N. James Ave. in Minneapolis.
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