Anti-racism rally after BLM sign painted over in California

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Posted at 2:28 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 20:14:24-04

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Anti-racism protesters took to the streets Sunday in a San Francisco Bay Area city where two people were charged with hate crimes after allegedly defacing a city-sanctioned “Black Lives Matter” mural.

The two were charged July 7, the same day that police in Martinez were called to investigate after someone painted “White Lives Matter” on a city street.

Activists organized Sunday’s march after police found flyers threatening Black Lives Matter supporters in the name of a white-power group.

Police are investigating the “White Lives Matter” graffiti.

Detectives are searching for witnesses and video surveillance.