Escondido art exhibit sparks controversy

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — An art exhibit in the North County is sparking a heated debate. It's over a piece put on display at the California Cente...

July 2, 2022
8:18 AM

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — An art exhibit in the North County is sparking a heated debate. It's over a piece put on display at the California Center for the Arts (CCAE) in Escondido. Some are calling for its removal -- others are defending it as a First Amendment right. The piece was part of an exhibit meant to highlight street art. However, as art often does, it created a wave of differing opinions. It's a photo of cops in riot gear with dancing pig statues underneath. The letters A.P.A.B. are spray painted on the photograph.