Midnight mural puts solidarity to pavement in Cortland (Videos & Photos)

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Drive down Main Street in Cortland today and you’ll find a special “Black Lives Matter” mural painted at the intersection of Court Street, etching the city’s official support of the nationwide injustice movement into pavement.

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A local community member first requested and personally paid for the initiative.

Cortland Common Council approved an official resolution on June 16 specifying the location of the project to be at the intersection of Main and Court Streets.

The painting was done by local volunteer artists who started around 10 pm and worked through the night, joined by dozens of local residents, activists and government officials.

One of those who addressed those in attendance was City of Cortland Mayor Brian Tobin:

Speaking below is Homer resident Steve Williams, alongside members of the local BLM group:

A few community musicians even stopped by and showed their support through song:

Work started around 10 pm and ran into the night, while many stood by to watch the creation:

(WXHC photos)

Photo of the final product below taken by Imani Ruffin:

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