President Obama mural in Midtown defaced by vandals for second time in four months

A President Barack Obama mural in Midtown was defaced by vandals for the second time since October.

January 28, 2013 2:15:34 PM PST
Authorities say vandals have targeted a President Obama mural in Midtown for the second time in the past several months.

The mural was on a building that served as local Democratic Party headquarters during the presidential campaign. The 10-foot image of the 44th president was shattered by splashes of red and yellow paint overnight.

"One, you're breaking the law. This is private property. Secondly, you're disrepecting the president of the United States. Whether you disagree with the policies or not, it gives you no right to come and speak out on someone else's property," said artist Reginald Adams.

The owner of the Breakfast Klub had Adams create the mural in 2008, the year President Obama was first elected.

Adams created the Obama murals and promises to create a bigger and better one. Adams also says he wants to see the vandal brought to justice.

The old version of the Obama mural, with the word 'Hope,' was recently restored in October after vandals defaced it with paint. That version of the mural was vandalized twice before.

A Breakfast Kub spokesman says each time the mural is defaced, they will replace it with another one.

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