Nether‘s latest mural is a tribute to bearing witness. SATYAGRAHA was painted in Baltimore as part of the Baltimore Rising exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The mural highlights Kevin Moore and Ramsey Orta, who each witnessed police murdering a black man and decided to speak out. Moore filmed Freddie Gray’s arrest, and Orta filmed Eric Garner’s murder. Both have since faced intense police harassment.
Kevin Moore speaks a bit about that harassment, as well as how to interact with police, in this video:
Nether’s mural is also a plug for WeCopwatch, an organization dedicated to educating people on their right to observe police activities.
So remember: when it’s safe to do so, film the police.
Photo courtesy of the Maryland Institute College of Art