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Group uses art to honor man killed in George Floyd protests

Posted at 6:13 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 19:19:13-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Behind every movement, there is a creative expression in the form of music, poetry or art.

Peaceful protesters are not only making their voices heard on the streets of Omaha, but now leaving their message on walls.

With the permission of Culprit Café and Bakery, a group of artists is bringing a little beauty to the boarded-up store front.

It's their way of honoring James Scurlock, the 22-year-old man who was shot and killed in weekend protests.

The artists say it's a peaceful message to pay tribute to a life lost, and bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement.

“We want justice for him and at the same time we want the whole community to just come out and everyone get together,” said Omaha resident Edgar Vazquez.

Omaha South art students got the ball rolling and were able to stencil a mural of Scurlock. Volunteers were asked to fill in the rest.

The mural is located at the corner of Farnam and 16th.