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VOLUNTEERS ARE WORKING TO

CLEAN UP AFTER THE BLACK LIVES

MATTER MURALS IN BATTLE CREEK

WERE VANDALIZED WITH WHITE

PAINT.

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SUE:..IT'S THE SECOND TIME

THIS MONTH WE'VE REPORTED ON

SOMETHING LIKE THIS.TWO WEEKS

AGO, WHITE PAINT WAS THROWN

ACROSS THE BLACK LIVES MATTER

MURAL IN DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO.

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NEWS 8'S KYLE MITCHELL IS LIVE

WITH WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS

LATEST ACT OF HATE.

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KYLETHE GROUP THAT ORGANIZED

THE THE GROUP THAT ORGANIZED

THE PROJECT SAYS THEY'VE

RECEIVED AN OUTPOURING OF

SUPPORT FOLLOWING THE

VANDALISM.

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THE MURALS ALONG EAST

RIVERSIDE DRIVE NEAR EAST

DICKMAN ROAD ARE PANTED ON A

WALL AT THE SITE OF AN

APARTMENT BUILD WHICH WAS

DESTROYED BY FIRE.ORGANIZERS

SAY THEY BELIEVE THE VANDALISM

OCCURRED SOMETIME OVERNIGHT ON

SUNDAY AND THEY WERE NOTIFIED

AROUND SEVEN LAST NIGHT.FORTY

TO 50 PEOPLE RESPONDED TO

CLEAN OFF SOME OF THE PAINT

AND MORE PEOPLE WERE BACK

TODAY. THE GROUP THAT

ORGANIZED THE PROJECT -- COLOR

ORGANIZED THE PROJECT -- COLOR

THE CREEK -- SAYS POLICE HAVE

BEEN NOTIFIED.THE PEOPLE WHO

WORKED ON THE PROJECT SAY THEY

WON'T BE INTIMIDATED.

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(( VANIA WORD / MURAL ARTIST

// 1:48 "WE'RE ARTISTS AND YOU

KNOW IF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO

PAINT OVER OUR ART WE'RE JUST

GOING TO PAINT BACK OVER IT

BECAUSE THAT'S, THAT'S ARE

REASON, WE'RE HERE TO MAKE A

STATEMENT AND YOU KNOW LOVE

ALWAYS WINS." ))

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KYLETHEY ARE RAISING MONEY TO

COVER CLEANUP AND RESTORATION

COSTS.WE POSTED A LINK TO THE

OFFICIAL DONATION PAGE IN THIS

STORY ON WOODTV.COMLIVE IN THE

KALAMAZOO STUDIO, KYLE

MITCHELL, NEWS 8.

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