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Berliners petition to save beloved street art

One of Blu's famous murals in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin.
One of Blu’s famous murals in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. Image by Lord Jim / CC BY 2.0

An online petition has been started in an attempt to save two of Berlin’s most famous murals from destruction. The artworks by Italian artist Blu were completed in 2007 and 2008, in the city’s Kreuzberg district, but developers are keen to demolish the buildings they’re painted on to make way for a new apartment complex. Opponents of the development want to see the murals protected as monuments, though officials suggest that the art may be too ‘new’ to merit the status. Read more: thelocal.de