New Mexico

Murals honoring missing and murdered indigenous women defaced in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Vandals targeted two murals by the same artist in Las Cruces, splattering both with what appears to be paint. Both were created by Sebastian 'Vela' Velasquez, who is based in Santa Fe.

The murals honor missing and murdered indigenous women.

"I united communities with my artwork," Velasquez said. "We have a very diverse culture in New Mexico with people for all over the world and I​​​​​​'d like those cultures respected."

To donate to the GoFundMe to repair the murals, click here.

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