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Street Art on Melrose Commemorates Victims of Gun Violence

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Gun violence has been all over the news lately following the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, and now, a local street artist has decided to make a public statement by way of art.

Plastic Jesus has put up an installation piece on Melrose Avenue near the corner of Stanley Avenue depicting a grave, with the words R.I.P 11,428 on a headstone, and a trio of guns forming a cross at the top. According to his website, the piece is meant to commemorate the thousands of people who died from gun violence in the U.S. in 2011 and 2012.