Vandalism of the Springfield Black Lives Matter mural repaired

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The vandalism of the Springfield Black Lives Matter mural has been repaired Wednesday.

City crews worked overnight to repaint the mural on Court Street, covering up a long set of tire tracks laid down Monday night.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said he was disheartened by the act which came just one day after the mural was completed. He said he instructed Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood to review surveillance footage and immediately hold the offending party responsible.

“Now we have surveillance cameras there, and those surveillance cameras have picked up who did it, and we’re going to pursue them, a message has to be sent whether it’s there or any other of our monuments, I’m not going to accept that.”

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno

No word on the progress of that investigation.

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