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2 arrested over allegedly defacing BLM mural in California

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 17:17:15-04

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California have arrested two men over allegedly vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural painted on a street in Santa Cruz.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports the men allegedly took turns performing burnouts with their vehicles along the mural on a downtown street, defacing it with tire tread marks.

Police officers on Sunday arrested a 20-year-old and 19-year-old, both of Santa Cruz County, on charges of felony vandalism and conspiracy to commit a felony. Both were released on bail.