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Officials on Thursday announced they're taking suggestions on what to do with the statue after calls to tear it down escalated in the wake of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Rizzo served as the city's mayor from 1972 to 1980. Critics argue he reigned over a corrupt police department and used his power to alienate minorities. Supporters say he was a devout public servant who wasn't afraid to speak his mind.
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Last week, the statue was egged and a man was arrested for spray painting "black power" on it.
Mayor Jim Kenney has said it's the "right time" for a conversation about the statue.
To submit your idea, visit Office of the Mayor's Website
Ideas can also be mailed or submitted in person to:
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
Ideas for Rizzo's Future
City of Philadelphia
116 City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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