- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines city workers have ruined a 200-foot long, city-approved mural created by students.

The Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/257LKt5 ) reports the colorful mural featured on a flood wall outside Central Campus in Des Moines was painted over in a misunderstanding with the city.

The project, started by the nonprofit group RunDSM and Des Moines Public Schools’ Urban Leadership program, was approved by the school district, the city and the Army Corps of Engineers.

A group leader learned Monday the mural was mistakenly covered by the city’s graffiti removal program, which destroyed nearly 100 hours of work.

The project was set to be complete this week and included the faces of Cesar Chavez and Maya Angelou.

Des Moines Public Works Director Jonathan Gano didn’t immediately respond to a message.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com


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