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Hundreds of children recruited to help police celebrate LGBTQI

According to The Australian, around 400 students from seven schools helped to paint a permanent 80 meter rainbow mural on a prominent Victorian police station. The artwork was a collaboration between Merri Health and Moreland City in preparation for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), to be held on May 17.

Victorian Police Community Engagement Acting Inspector, Troy Papworth, said the artwork is “a symbolic way for the community, including police, to show that we’re taking a stance against violence and discrimination. Through the mural, police are also hoping to increase confidence and trust between LGBTI communities and police, and encourage everyone to speak to us if they need help.”

The Victorian Police Media Unit said, “Police across the state will be taking part in rainbow flag raising ceremonies in their local communities to show their commitment to strengthening their relationship with LGBTI communities.”

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