An Anti-Violence Muralist was Shot and Killed in Oakland and the Community Wants Answers

Antonio Ramos was a muralist who worked with middle schoolers to promote non-violence through art.


He and his team were working on a mural titled “Boy with Power to Heal and Stop Violence.”

They mural was going to be big – 4,000 feet BIG.

Ramos was working on the mural when a passerby started an argument.

During the argument, the stranger shot Ramos multiple times and fled.

And a makeshift vigil has been erected in his memory.

Fellow artists are promising to finish the mural and dedicate it to their fallen comrade.

You can see a video of the unfinished mural below:

Credit: George Kelly / Youtube

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