Furious Londoners have painted the name of their road sign black after Haringey council renamed Black Boy Lane due to ‘racist connotations.’
Posting a photo of the controversial road sign to Twitter, the leader of Haringey council Peray Ahmet denounced it as ‘mindless vandalism’.
She said: ‘Really sad and disappointed to have been sent this today. This follows a fantastic launch yesterday where we celebrated the life and legacy of John La Rose. What could this ever achieve beyond mindless vandalism.’
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But heritage campaigners and peeved residents – some of whom who’ve erected their own Black Boy lane signs- are unhappy with the move.
After the new road signs were erected yesterday, pictures emerged on social media showing numerous houses with the old road sign displayed in their windows.
Art lecturer Rishi Jogoo, 68, lives along the street and was upset by the change.