- Associated Press - Monday, May 4, 2020

BALTIMORE (AP) - A billboard that features Baltimore’s mayor has been vandalized with the words “Cancel Rent” as well as a vulgarity directed at the police.

The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday that the vandalized billboard follows in the wake of many people losing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many people have called for rent and mortgage payments to be suspended. The billboard graffiti also touched on long-standing tensions in the city with law enforcement.

The billboard includes a photo of Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and is located above his campaign headquarters.

Myles Handy, campaign spokesman for the mayor, told the Sun that the mayor is aware of the vandalism but is focused on the health and safety of Baltimore’s residents.

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