The recently-unveiled sculpture of George Floyd in Manhattan’s Union Sq. has already been vandalized.
Blue paint was thrown on the bust of Floyd round 10 a.m. Sunday, in line with NBC New York. Police stated they’ve safety footage displaying an individual mixing the paint behind the sculpture earlier than defacing it and operating away.
Cleanup efforts are already underway.
The sculpture was unveiled Thursday, together with a statue of Rep. John Lewis and Breonna Taylor.
The statue of Floyd was beforehand on show in Brooklyn, the place it was additionally defaced. The piece was unveiled there on Juneteenth. 5 days in a while June 24, it was vandalized with black paint and marked with the emblem of a white supremacist group.
“I heard the information in regards to the vandalism. I used to be so proud that I bought phrase that Flatbush held it down. They actually supported us, regarded out for the statue, regarded out for the spirit of my brother,” Floyd’s brother Terrence stated at time. ”You attempt to cease us, however you may’t cease us. And we nonetheless gonna proceed, with love.”
Confront Artwork, the group behind the statue, stated folks spent hours cleansing off the paint with toothbrushes and by hand.