Oakland artists use boarded-up windows for Black Lives Matter murals

Oakland artists pay tribute

to the memory of George Floyd

and the Black Lives Matter movement

in a series of murals around the city

painted onto boarded up windows

(SOUNDBITE) (English) AIREON TAVARRES, ORGANIZER, SAYING:

"It's all creativity and people are going to express themselves how they want to express themselves. So we got a lot of different things. We have a lot different pieces, but it's all peaceful. It's all unity. It's all just about love."

Several dozen artists have spray painted

slogans and pictures in support

of anti-police brutality protests

around the world

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DUSTIN YOUNG, ARTIST, SAYING:

"It's the rampant abuse of power. It's been in our society for far too long and it's undeniable to anyone now. This isn't my fight, but I am here to follow the lead of my brothers and sisters who have been aggrieved for generations. I'm here to do what I can."