It’s the topic of conversation around town, especially after more than 100 residents signed a petition to take it down. 9 On Your Side reporter Jessica Chapin spoke to the artist, Felix Lawrence about the controversial portion of the mural.
“The only way that I can get freedom of speech is to use private property like this,” he said. Lawrence says he’s tried purchasing billboard advertising from a variety of media corporations with no luck. He said the piece depicting the soldier with the words “Soldiers make war possible, Yankee come home and bring your drones” is a message that means soldiers should take into consideration the war and death to which they contribute when joining the military.
With a VFW less than a block away, that particular piece is gaining a lot of negative attention.
Source: Jessica Chapman for KGUN9.