Newport Chartist mural: Protest as demolition takes place
3 October 2013 Last updated at 21:46 BST
A giant artwork in the centre of Newport is being demolished days after attempts to have it preserved failed.
Campaigners had planned to hold a protest this weekend at the site of the mural, which depicts the 1839 Chartist uprising in the city.
But barely a fortnight after heritage body Cadw declined to list the 1970s mosaic, the diggers have moved in.
Newport council has said moving the mural would cost £600,000 and might not work.
Nick Palit reports.