The George Floyd memorial statue recently installed in Manhattan's Union Square was vandalized on Sunday morning around 10 am by a male suspect who rode up to the site on a skateboard, the New York Post reported.
Video surveillance footage shows the unidentified man skating up to the area and then hiding behind an adjacent statue, one of the late civil rights leader John Lewis. The suspect could be seen reaching into a backpack he had brought with him. According to the footage, he then got on his skateboard and rolled past the statue of Floyd, splattering it with silver paint in the process.
Floyd died on May 25, 2020, while in police custody, and former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has since been convicted of murder and is serving a lengthy prison sentence over the infamous case.
Neither the statue of Lewis nor a nearby statue of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old black woman who was shot by the police during the execution of a warrant, was reportedly left untouched at the time.
According to the New York Post, the statue was defaced one time before, when it was still residing at its original location at a park in East Flatbush, an area of Brooklyn, before being moved to its current Union Square location, where it was installed on Sept. 29. The statue had black paint thrown on it and someone had "Patriot Front" scrawled on it. The Patriot Front are considered to be a hate group.
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