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Kony 2012 mural in Hillcrest vandalized twice

SAN DIEGO -- Along the wall of Kelly’s Treasures Thrift Store at 815 University Ave. in Hillcrest a mural dedicated to the Kony 2012 campaign has been repainted twice in the span of one week after taggers marked it with graffiti.

Patsy Buse, volunteer manager for Kelly’s Treasures, said staff and volunteers of the Invisible Children organization, creators of the Kony 2012 campaign, initially painted the red and black mural on Friday, April 20. On Sunday morning, it was discovered that a graffiti artist sprayed across mural with his or her signature and the message, “Don’t believe the hype.”

On Tuesday, April 24, the Invisible Children volunteers returned with the necessary black paint to repaint a portion of the tagged mural. Before they could repaint the red portion, the mural was tagged again. Buse said she thinks a separate graffiti artist committed the second incident, given the different color of paint and style.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.