11:00 AM Pacific Time – Law enforcement sources say TMZ… Security camera caught the vandalism in action this morning around 10 a.m. ET, when a man was seen mixing something while retreating behind a John Lewis statue. We were told that he then jumped onto a skateboard and passed a statue of Floyd, threw whatever mixture he had in his hand, and ran away.
Our sources say that eyewitnesses were at the scene, but did not react to what happened. NYPD is checking.
statue George Floyd In Union Square it was vandalized with paint even 48 hours after it was unveiled to the public at a touching party.
The statue is one of 3 – including Briona Taylor And John Lewis – It’s smeared with what appears to be gray paint… It’s not currently clear who carried out the attack on art, but it appears to have happened Saturday night through Sunday morning.
Photo posted by the reporter Shanan Ferry Shows the extent of the damage.
Floyd’s brother, Terence, was part of Friday’s celebration to showcase the statue… a Union Square installation called “#SeeInjustice” and the three pieces are each 6 feet high. They are made of layers of African mahogany plywood and then finished with a bronze lacquer.
Of course, Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis policeman. Derek Chauvin, which catapulted the civil justice movement across the United States. was chauvin He was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison In prison for murder.
At the time of this post, there have been no arrests related to vandalism.
Originally Posted – 9:46AM PT