NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Staten Island artist has been ordered to remove a blue line he painted in support of the NYPD.

Artist and activist Scott LoBaido was told to remove the blue line he painted along a divider outside the 122nd Precinct stationhouse in New Dorp in July 2020. (Credit: CBS2)

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Artist and activist Scott LoBaido painted the blue line along a divider outside the 122nd Precinct stationhouse in New Dorp last week.

But the DOT sent him a cease-and-desist letter, saying the line has to go and that he had not been authorized to paint it.

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LoBaido argues Mayor Bill de Blasio did not get a permit to paint Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue, adding that he has no issues with the movement.

“No BLM anti-rhetoric ever at my rallies or anything I do. This is just to support and show the love and respect for the people that protect this community,” LoBaido said.

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LoBaido is now auctioning his DOT letter with an image of himself painting a blue line to fund the New York City Cops and Kids Boxing Club.