“Besides antagonistic homeless people, there are the expected run-ins with police and hired security. Veteran political street artist ABCNT, whose most recent work depicts a police officer committing hara-kiri, says he had a private guard pull a gun on him in a railyard near the L.A. River.

Another time he was harassed and cuffed by a policeman for wearing a shirt with an anarchist logo. “I had just put some shit up on the freeway, but the shirt was what pissed him off. He said, ‘Are you an anarchist?’ and told me to put my hands behind my back. After searching me, he let me go, but I sort of wished I’d have been arrested for wearing a shirt.”


plasticjesus (Plastic Jesus)

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