While the regular West St. Paul City Council meeting was cut short due to an emergency declaration and curfew, the work session included heated debate on the Black Lives Matter mural.
A fence with the words ‘Black Lives Matter’ is being painted over for violating city ordinances that limit any words or pictures on fences.
The West St. Paul City Council met for the first official business meeting of the year and worked through a lot, including new development, ordinance tweaks, Moreland Avenue construction, and more. A yard sign ordinance and the definition of family prompted the most heated conversation.
A West St. Paul home at the corner of Thompson and Oakdale draws protests over anti-abortion signs. A group of peaceful protesters stood on the opposite corner twice on Thursday and a march came to the corner on Saturday.
“The least I can do is paint a fence,” West St. Paul resident says about the Black Lives Matter mural he hopes will make people reflect.
A unique and colorful Black Lives Matter sign is popping up around town, and it’s created by West St. Paul’s Edgar Herrera.