Huge 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted on Minneapolis street

Minneapolis is the latest city to get a BLM street mural.
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More than a dozen artists collaborated to paint a giant "Black Lives Matter" mural on a Minneapolis street Saturday.

The mural is located on Plymouth Avenue in north Minneapolis, between Penn and Newton Avenues, a short distance away from the Minneapolis police 4th Precinct.

The painting was organized by the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery, which said a permit was granted by the city for the painting.

There have been similar murals painted on streets across U.S. cities in the wake of George Floyd's death, including New York, Washington D.C., Hollywood, and Austin.

The Minneapolis mural stretches for 250 feet, with MPR News reporting the 24-foot high letters were each designed by a different local artists.

"We celebrate our contributions, achievements and resilience in the state of Minnesota and continue the fight against racism," the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum posted on Facebook.

"This was a day of celebration!"

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