“All Lives Matter” cardboard figure spotted under Metra viaduct at 51st Street

By TONIA HILL
Staff Writer

According to reports, a cardboard figure painted with words “All Lives Matter” was found hung around the neck under a Metra viaduct Wednesday morning, March 15, at East Hyde Park Boulevard just east of South Lake Park Ave.

The phrase, “All Lives Matter” is seen as disruptive and used by those opposed to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. “Black Lives Matter” is an affirmation for the African American community declaring that their lives matter despite deep seated and widespread racial and institutional discrimination nationwide, specifically in interactions with the police.

The red, white, and blue figure was depicted with stars and stripes with “All Lives Matter” written across its left arm and side. The figure was hanging from a cord wrapped around its neck.