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Aaron Brothers Caves in to City Hall, Ditches 'Urban Art' Events

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Aaron Brothers has caved in to pressure from City Hall and canceled its "urban art" events in Los Angeles County.

The company was planning on showcasing the work of professional street artists at live events as a part of a back-to-school promotion. It was also going to offer free "graffiti starter kits" to attendees (that really just had snazzy-looking markers and paper and no spray paint whatsoever).

City councilman Dennis Zine and city attorney Carmen Trutanich asked Aaron Brothers to think of the children.

Zine praised the company for its decision to pull the program that he had earlier called "an assault on our community" that "sends a devastating message to our youth."

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Aaron Brothers told ABC 7 that it does not want to adversely affect the community and still plans to make a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles.