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‘Defund the police’ mural outside Milwaukee City Hall changed to ‘Defend the police’

Artists and protesters originally painted the “Defund the police” mural on Water Street last Wednesday
A war of paintbrushes over the "Defund the police" mural outside Milwaukee City Hall
A war of paintbrushes over the "Defund the police" mural outside Milwaukee City Hall(FOX6)
Published: Jul. 4, 2020 at 11:59 AM CDT
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WMTV) - A massive street mural with the words “Defund the police” outside the Milwaukee City Hall were painted over and changed to “Defend the Police.”

Artists and protesters originally painted the “Defund the police” mural on Water Street last Wednesday, Milwaukee news outlets reported.

But by Friday, someone changed one letter of the original message, so that the mural appeared as “Defend the Police.”

Later that Friday, another person appeared to have tried to paint it back to “Defund the police,” according to FOX6.

The original painting was part of a wave of murals written across the country, including in Madison, when protesters wrote “Defund police” on MLK Boulevard between the City-County Building and Municipal Building on June 8.

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