Group of teens arrested for tagging whitewashed walls of 5 Pointz

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LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (PIX11) – A group of youngsters tagging the 5 Pointz building in Queens were arrested.

This comes a day after the graffiti mecca was whitewashed.

A 5 Pointz spokeswoman told DNAinfo the group was taken away after writing “RIP 5 Pointz” on the Long Island City building.

She said 5 Pointz tweeted it wants the building to remain white, so please respect our wish.

The building’s owner wants it torn down to make way for high-rise luxury towers.