PHILADELPHIA – Near the bronze statue of Frank Rizzo, the former Philadelphia Mayor, protesters decried social discrimination on September 14.
The organizers and people, who were taking part in the protest, spoke about a number of issues and problems that are caused by social discrimination. Their claims included changes in the police force and funding for education.
This protest came after one day after a sculpture of an afro with a raised hand was added near the statue. The sculpture is called “All Power to All People”. It is created by Mural Arts Philadelphia, who features art installation. The sculpture is a part of his project.
Now, Philadelphia is asking for public’s help. The fate of the Rizzo statue needs to be decided. The statue has been vandalized several times in recent weeks.
Francis Lazarro “Frank” Rizzo was an American police officer and politician. He served as Philadelphia police commissioner from 1968 to 1971 and mayor of Philadelphia from 1972 to 1980. Supporters say he was a faithful public servant who was not afraid to speak his mind.