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Newport Chartist mural: Protest as demolition takes place

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.

  • 03 Oct 2013
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