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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) A protester holds up a sign during the YG x BLMLA x BLDPWR protest and march June 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Community activists say they want the city to preserve the mural.  The city says the street closure was never intended to be permanent. It was part of a pilot project to find residents more pedestrian-friendly options.

There is one city council member agrees the city needs a more permanent solution. Councilman Larken Egleston and others say they would support creating a pedestrian-friendly plaza in Uptown.

A committee is working on implementing that project.