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Rainbow crosswalk in Tucson vandalized hours after it was painted

Paint is splattered on a rainbow crosswalk in downtown (Source: Tucson News Now) Paint is splattered on a rainbow crosswalk in downtown (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Hours ahead of the dedication for two rainbow crosswalks in downtown on Tuesday, Aug. 8, one of them has been damaged with white paint in a possible act of vandalism.

A foam cup filled with paint was lying in the roadway next to the crosswalk at Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street, and the paint was splattered onto the crosswalk.

Crews installed the crosswalks over the weekend, and finished the work Monday morning, Aug. 7.

The Rainbow Crosswalk Project was installed to honor the LGBTQ community and celebrate Tucson's diversity.

The dedication was scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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