Goodbye To Giant Graffiti Along Los Angeles River

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The Army Corps of Engineers is painting over giant lettering along the Los Angeles River as part of a graffiti removal project. The letters MTA for "Metro Transit Assassins" on a concrete bank of the river measure 57 feet high and more than 1,700 feet long. They were the work of up to 40 taggers, not all of whom were arrested.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep bidding good-bye to a giant work of graffiti.

The Los Angeles River is decorated with the giant letters M-T-A. That stands for Metro Transit Assassins. The letters are 57 feet high and more than 1,700 feet long on the bank of the river, which is paved in concrete. The Army Corps of Engineers is painting over giant letters, part of a removal project. The three giant letters are the work of up to 40 taggers, not all of whom were arrested.

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