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  • "I Want Peace in Congo" say the posters slathered on this wall in LA's Arts District. A group called Falling Whistles put the signs up last September, in the process covering and ruining a mural that street artists from around the world had worked on. This in a city that maintains a ban on new murals, a rule that many perceive as a violation of free speech.
    Three months later the city is finally reconsidering the moratorium it has maintained since 2002, and the art and advocacy on the corner of 2nd and Garey is just another layer of urban detritus.
    The story is best and most tragically summarized by Falling Whistles' own apology here.
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