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‘Gerrymandering is vandalism’ mural goes up on Raleigh brewery

The anti-gerrymandering mural on Trophy Brewing Co. on Morgan Street in Raleigh by Oak City Mural Co.
The anti-gerrymandering mural on Trophy Brewing Co. on Morgan Street in Raleigh by Oak City Mural Co. Courtesy of David Meeker

Gerrymandering is vandalism – or that’s what a new mural on a Raleigh brewery says, at least.

The mural shows a donkey and an elephant – symbols of the United States’ largest political parties – painting over a map of North Carolina in red and blue. It reads “Gerrymandering is vandalism” in bright white letters.

Tweets from David Meeker on Sunday showed the beginnings of the mural on the back of Trophy Brewing Co. at 827 W. Morgan St. late last month and followed its progress until it was completed on Sunday. Meeker, a real estate developer, is part owner of Trophy and several other local businesses and is the son of former Raleigh mayor Charles Meeker.

The mural was being completed by Oak City Mural Co., Meeker said.

Abbie Bennett: 919-836-5768; @AbbieRBennett

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