Friday, June 04, 2004

Attacking the effigy

Emergency Response to Mural Hate Crime - Targeting Rachel Corrie : sf-imc
"On Thursday, February 26th, the mural �La Lucha Continua/The Struggle
Continues, on 23rd Street (between Mission and Capp) was attacked by someone/s wielding a hammer, leaving large, gaping holes in the portraits of three social justice activists obliterating their faces entirely. In the wee hours of the morning, neighbors heard the blows and immediately called the police, but no one was apprehended. In July 2003, the mural, 15 by 35 feet, was similarly destroyed.

The worst hit in both attacks was the portrait of Rachel Corrie, the young woman who, one year ago, was run over and killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Occupied Palestine. Corrie's face now has a hole approximately 36 inches by 12 inches. The portraits of Mumia Abu Jamal and Bernadette Devlin were also destroyed. "
A follow up to my 'most disgusting' post on qp.

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