New student mural on Windsor's west end 'tags out' graffiti

A new community mural was unveiled on Windsor's west end Friday.
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      A new community mural was unveiled on Windsor's west end Friday.

      The eco-friendly mural is painted on the exterior of Aaron's Furniture on Tecumseh Road W.

      The mural is a partnership between art students from Westview Freedom Academy, the Windsor Police Service and Our West End, which falls under the umbrella of the United Way.

      The students designed the positive, eco-friendly mural to help "Tag Out" graffiti and work toward urban renewal in the west end of Windsor. The "Tag Out" program is a police initiative that tries to stop graffiti and cleans up or replaces existing graffiti.

      The mural unveiled Friday is also part of the urban renewal that's happening in the west end.

      "Our hope is bring awareness to our local youth on the negative consequences of graffiti and help empower them to make positive choices and invest in their community," said Windsor police Const. Deanna Lamont, of the department's community service's branch.


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