Black Lives Matter signs stolen out of Louisville neighborhoods
Some Louisville residents are upset because they say signs are being stolen out of their yards.
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Shannon Woolley Allison lives in Louisville's Germantown Neighborhood.
Recently, a group called Show Up For Racial Justice approached her about putting a Black Lives Matter sign in her yard.
"Absolutely," she told them. "I want to be a part of this conversation about Black Lives Matter and I want my neighbors to know I want to be a part of this conversation so having a sign in the yard is logical."
But her sign disappeared in less than an hour.
"It was noon when I put it up. By one o'clock it was gone,” she told WDRB.
Organizers with Louisville SURJ say this is happening all over the city.
The group has a door-to-door campaign and provides Black Lives Matter signs to residents who want them. But dozens of the signs have come up missing.
"I was angry because that's my yard. That's my sign,” said Allison.
Allison says this is a step in the wrong direction for equality.
"Them taking the sign down says to me they don't want to be a part of the conversation about social justice and they don't want me to be part of the conversation. That's really surprising to me and really sad to me,” she said.
Allison says even if the signs offend people, they shouldn't take them off private properties.
"I'm not asking you to put a sign in your yard. I'm asking you to let the conversation happen and come to the table and be part of it. Fixing white privilege is white people's job. That's our job. So the least I can do is put a sign in my yard that says Black Lives Matter,” she said.
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