Volunteers remove graffiti from north Wichita mural

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Swastikas appeared on a mural in north Wichita. Vandals put them there only a few days ago and community leaders were not far behind on removing the damage.

A crew of eight people showed up at 10 a.m. Saturday morning ready to scrub down the wall and clear off the racist symbols.

The clean-up was coordinated by Shaunna Millar, she posted the event to her Facebook wall Friday and by Saturday morning, she had a team ready to restore the mural to it's original condition.

"We want to make sure the message of hate that had been left on this mural wasn't visible anymore," Millar said, "and the original art could shine in the way it was intended to."

It only took an hour to remove the spray paint, but unfortunately the chemical used to strip the spray paint also took off some of the mural. The group plans on restoring the mural paint sometime next week.

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