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'I Can't Breathe' art installation on Sixth Avenue North

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Last updated 7/8/2020 at 5:53pm

Brian Soergel

A temporary art installation is on the fence on Sixth Avenue North, across the street from the police station.

The latest "On the Fence" temporary art installation, sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission, is "Untitled," by Christabel Jamison, an 18-year-old student at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

The installation reads "I Can't Breathe," words spoken by Eric Garner in 2014 and, more recently, George Floyd. Both were killed by police.

It's located on the fence of Sixth Avenue North across from the Edmonds Police Department.

In her artist notes, Jamison – who is of African-American and Norwegian ancestry – said she is passionate about Black Lives Matter and wanted to increase visibility of the...

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