Someone In Manchester Keeps Covering Up Racist Graffiti With Cat Stickers

As Mahatma Gandhi once said, you have to start with yourself. The brilliance of this is that it can be applied to almost anything, starting with the amount of rubbish lying on the streets and ending with some actual social issues that can’t be ignored. Of course, various social issues are always a controversial topic but yet, it must be talked about. And sure enough, we need to act upon them as well. Today’s story features someone who just couldn’t put up with racist graffiti around the city center of Manchester anymore and figured out how to improve the situation in a brilliantly witty way.

Someone in Manchester came up with an ingenious way to improve the city’s situation regarding racist graffiti

Even though most cities have loads of graffiti, some of them are more appealing to the masses than others. And how else could it be when some of them are purely racist and insulting to certain social groups. Seeing this, someone in Manchester decided to act upon it by covering the graffiti up with a poster of a cat.

They figured the best way to fight against it is not just to try and hide it but to acknowledge the problem and face it head-on

They decided to cover up the graffiti with a picture of a cat instead

People have spotted the stickers all around the city covering hoax Extinction Rebellion posters with inflammatory messages about immigration and race. Although the person behind this is unknown, it seems that the stickers themselves come from an Australian organization called Cracks Appearing Distro.

This is not the first attempt to fight negative graffiti in European cities

Someone in Berlin came up with a creative way to fight swastikas that started to appear around the city

The Anti-Fascist group offers a wide variety of stickers, with these particular ones selling at $14 for a pack of thirty. It seems like not that high of a price for the message it’s carrying!

They started turning Nazi symbol graffiti into various funny paintings

Most people liked the idea

However, not everyone was happy about the stickers

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What do you think ?

Venic 2 days agoCheck out John Kevan up there. Whoa, racists think their opinions are the truth?! What a shocking revelation! And I’m not even sure what Valerie Costin is attempting to say, but that seems to be a running problem with people who use ellipses to punctuate every sentence.

Dorothy Parker 2 days agoValerie even used a double ellipse. She must mean business. And she’s wrong. Every effort to defeat hatred is heroic.

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slackjack 2 days agoWhere do I get me some of those??

Venic 18 hours agoI checked. Sadly for me they don’t ship to the US, but if you’re in Oz, the creators are linked in the article.

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Danielle Renee 2 days agosuch good ideas to cover the hate

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