Even though most cities have a lot of graffiti, some of them are more appealing to people than others. And how else could it be when some of them are totally racist and offensive to certain social groups. Seeing this, someone in Manchester chose 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 broad variety of stickers, with these special ones selling at $14 for a pack of thirty. It seems like not that high of a price for the message it’s carrying!