Billboards displaying #SayHerName message to honour Breonna Taylor

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Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot was accused of ‘hijacking’ the city’s access to electronic billboards for public service announcements to make a political statement to remember Breonna Taylor. Under fire from aldermen, the mayor’s office defended the decision to use 32 electronic billboards to display ‘#SayHerName’ in between paid advertising. The city regularly uses more than 30 electronic billboards for city initiatives, public service announcements, public safety alerts and other city messaging. The city’s social media channels and electronic billboards honoured the life of Breonna Taylor and countless other victims of systemic injustice with the display #SayHerName.