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Police investigate after video shows pair painting over Black Lives Matter mural in Contra Costa

Protesters supporting Black Lives Matter kneel in an L.A. street on May 30.
Protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement kneel in the street in the Fairfax District on May 30.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Police are investigating after a couple were filmed painting over a Black Lives Matter mural on a street in front of the Contra Costa County courthouse, KNTV reported Sunday.

The couple were shown painting over the mural with black paint hours after the city gave activists permission to paint the words “Black Lives Matter” on the street, the TV station reported. Similar murals have been painted on streets in Washington, D.C., and New York.

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In a video, the couple is seen arguing with activists and saying that all lives matter and police killings are a consequence of resisting arrest, KNTV reported.

Activists recorded the license plate number of the truck the woman and man were driving, and the Martinez, Calif., Police Department is investigating, the TV station reported.


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