DEFUND to be removed from road in front of Durham police HQ
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ A North Carolina city is removing a bright gold ``DEFUND'' sign painted on the road in front of police headquarters a year ago.
The lettering was painted on the road last June in front of Durham police headquarters as racial-justice protests swept across the country in response to the death of George Floyd.
Normally the city would immediately remove graffiti, but Durham officials allowed the ``DEFUND'' sign to stay in place.
At a work session Thursday, the city council unanimously agreed to remove the painting. The city will also remove the word ``FUND'' painted on the road in front of the Health and Human Services Building on Main Street.
Durham Mayor Steve Schewel said in a statement Friday that he supported leaving the signs in place for a while but agrees the time has come for removal.
The painting will be removed later this month or in July.
By The Associated Press, Copyright 2019