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There’s Already More Gum on Seattle’s Newly-Cleaned Gum Wall

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Last week, the famous gum wall in Seattle’s Pike Place Market was scrubbed clean for the first time in 20 years. It did not stay clean for long — because people have already kept the tradition alive by adding more gum.

By Monday morning, the wall was loaded up with fresh gum in a variety of colors, some of it forming words and shapes:

On Saturday, a flash mob met to begin re-gumming the wall. The event turned into a show of support for Paris in the wake of Friday’s attacks, the Seattle Times reports. The group used gum to create a peace sign with the Eiffel tower in the middle, replicating the image that went viral over the weekend.

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