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Villaraigosa Mural Splattered With Red Paint


Someone in East Hollywood is very unhappy, probably peeved, with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa . . .

Last Friday, L.A. Weekly photographer Ted Soqui was driving along Santa Monica Boulevard and came up to Susy's Meat Market in East Hollywood when he saw a mural of a solemn-looking Antonio Villaraigosa.

Red paint splattered on Villarigosa mural in East Hollywood
Red paint splattered on Villarigosa mural in East Hollywood
Ted Soqui

"I thought, Wow, that's pretty hard-core," Soqui now says.

Just below the mural, on the sidewalk, someone also wrote in black spray-paint, "THIS IS OUR TOWN." (Look at the bottom of the picture.)

Taken altogether, that's a lot of rage aimed at the mayor, and seems to be another sign that Villaraigosa may be facing a weird, and long, four more years at the helm.

Contact Patrick Range McDonald at pmcdonald@laweekly.com.

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