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Over 2,000 Call for Dorchester Graffiti to Stay


8:30am 4th February 2014
(Updated 10:45am 4th February 2014)

A Facebook campaign to save graffiti sprayed on the wall under Damer's Road Railway Bridge, has attracted over 2 thousand 3 hundred supporters, in less than 24 hours.

The Western themed "good graffiti" project run by the District Council has come under fire because it features a gun which has caused some offense.

The artist has defended his work that was undertaken to inspire youngsters who helped him paint it.

Mum Tracy Chadwick told Wessex FM she liked the Great Western graffiti and most people she knows like it too;

"It looks good and I don't have a problem with the image. It's political correctness gone mad really, you can't protect your children from a picture."

There's speculation on the Keep the Artwork Under the Bridge Facebook page, that the work could be covered up, but this hasn't been confirmed.

Commenting on the page Sarah Wood defended the artwork;

"I grew up in an era where even us girls had our own spud guns and cap guns. It was part of our toy play. It did not make me a violent person and nor do l ever feel the urge to go out and shoot anyone. The artwork is really tastefully done and brightens up an otherwise dull facade."

Leeanna Morcom says; Ccontroversy keeps art alive, what would we do without something to talk about."

Councillors are expected to decide the graffiti’s future at a meeting next week.

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