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‘Artists on the Frontlines’: The Controversy Over a Pro-Palestinian Mural in Santa Fe | Palestine Chronicle

By Benay Blend

In 2014 Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine (SFJP) put up posters on an adobe wall on the corner of Old Pecos Trail and Camino Lejo, a busy intersection that is the gateway to Museum Hill. As Ellie Duke reports, the signs commemorated Palestinian children killed during Operation Protective Edge, a military campaign led by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) against Gaza.

The posters were torn down, but it began a years-long effort by the group to educate the people of Santa Fe about the plight of Palestinians. After bouts of vandalism, Guthrie Miller, the owner of the wall, applied for a city permit and has since displayed signs which meet the historic district’s criterium.

Now there is a new controversy. On January 4, 2020, a local Navajo artist installed a series of murals on the wall. Remy knew about SFJP’s efforts to install pro-Palestinian imagery, but this work he did on his own.

Source: ‘Artists on the Frontlines’: The Controversy Over a Pro-Palestinian Mural in Santa Fe – Palestine Chronicle

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