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Lawrence mural defaced with anti-Trump message

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A Lawrence mural has been changed to include an anti-Donald Trump message. (Natalie Davis/KCTV5 News) A Lawrence mural has been changed to include an anti-Donald Trump message. (Natalie Davis/KCTV5 News)
LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) -

A Lawrence mural has been changed to include an anti-Donald Trump message.

The mural is painted across the back of the baseball stands at Municipal Stadium in Hobbs Park.

Unveiled in 2004, it shows various aspects of city history, including Native American culture, Negro League baseball and the canning industry.

Among its historical references, there are three people carrying picket signs. One sign used to read “Save the Trees." It has now been repainted to say “Stop Trump."

An official with the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department said the city is not pleased. They are still working to determine who did it and why, but they’re more worried about making sure it gets removed from public property. 

KCTV5 News spoke with several people who came to see the mural after hearing about the switch-up.

“We weren’t too fond of the way the election went so we’re kind of in sympathy with what’s here on the mural. I think a lot of people regard it as just a terrible thing for our country," John Dillard said.

The city of Lawrence doesn’t want to be involved in the political statement. They’ve reached out to the original artist to have the mural restored as soon as possible.

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