Huge sign ‘Defund the police’ in Milwaukee was changed to ‘Defend the police’ for one day
The unauthorized huge inscription in front of Milwaukee City Hall ‘Defund the police’, one day later was turned by anonymous artists into a call to ‘Defend the police’.
The change happened after former Alderman Robert Donovan used his social media account Wednesday night to post “fixed it for you, folks!” with a blue line over an image of the mural. The blue line is a reference to the “thin blue line” phrase that asserts that police form the line that keeps society from chaos.
It is reported that the original mural was made on Wednesday and on Thursday the letter “U” was replaced by “E”, after which it was returned to its original state again on Friday.
Anti-police activists demanded that the police budget be redirected to social spheres.