Anti-Olympic mural censored in Vancouver

Greg sez, "Yesterday the Crying Room Gallery got a visit from City of Vancouver bylaw inspectors who demanded that they remove "graffiti" from the front of their gallery. The graffiti in question was an anti-Olympic mural by a local artist.

The City says it had 'nothing to do with content' and everything to do with graffiti bylaws, but the Crying Room has had art up in that space for the better part of ten years without complaint.

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has come out against the City's crackdown.

The BCCLA Legal Observer Program, set up to monitor for rights violations during the Games, has started a gallery of Olympic censorship in Vancouver."

Vancouver orders removal of anti-Olympic mural

(Thanks, Greg!)

(Image: Globe and Mail The Blackbird)