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Police Identify Suspect In Vandalism Of Allston 'Black Lives Matter' Sign

Police identified a suspect Sunday in a recent vandalism in Allston. They have not released the suspect's name.

At around 9:21 p.m. Thursday, a man was seen vandalizing the art installation on a Mass. Department of Transportation fence near 321 Lincoln Street in Allston. Nichole Berlie, a WCVB anchor, posted video to Twitter depicting the incident. An older white man, accompanied by a woman, appear to be spray-painting over a Black Lives Matter sign.

The piece is part of a narrative art project called “May This Never End,” first installed on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Boston Globe reported that in 2017, the work was relocated to Allston — and reconfigured in 2020 to say "Black Lives Matter" after outrage over the death of George Floyd swept the U.S.

Police say the investigation into the incident remains ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact police or the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS.

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