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Apple plans to protect the Black Lives Matter murals painted on Apple Pioneer Place, and save it "for future donation."
Apple says that they will put protective plywood over the Black Lives Matter murals on the barricade around its Portland location, Apple Pioneer Place, according to a tweet by Mike Rogoway. The company will release details on long-term plans in early 2021.
Apple says that today it will put protective plywood over the Black Lives Matter murals on its downtown Portland store to preserve the historic artwork "for future donation."— Mike Rogoway (@rogoway) December 23, 2020
The company says it will have details on long-term plans for the murals early in 2021. pic.twitter.com/kKsDWIylfI
To protect its property, Apple had placed a plywood barrier around the store. Emma Berger, also known as Flat Rabbit Studio, had painted portraits of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor on the barrier. Other community artists also added their own supportive works.