A bronze George Floyd mural was unveiled in the Union Square area of New York City on Thursday (September 0). Just three days later, the law was distorted.
According to CNN, the mural, which is part of the exhibition “SEEINJUSTICE” of the Confront Art installation, was vandalized with gray, water-based paint at 10 a.m. Sunday (Oct. October). “There is video footage that police have confirmed,” NYPD detective Francis Sammon told the outlet. They show a male duck under a statue. He then mixes some together and while skating he throws a container of paint towards the statue. “
One of three murals created by bronze sculptor Chris Carnabusi. “I’m not shocked, but I’m still upset. It’s very counterproductive to do this, and it’s not a citizen speech – the word citizen – I wanted to,” he told CNN.
According to the New York Times, back in June, another Floyd mural in Brooklyn, created by Carnabuki, was distorted four days after it was unveiled.
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However, Andrew Cohen, co-founder of Confront Art, said volunteers were quick to clean up the statue in Union Square, “they went to the hardware and bought things from their own pockets. It inspires teamwork and community support.”
In May 2020, George Floyd was killed by Derek Chauvin, who had been holding his knee to his neck for more than nine minutes. Chauvin was convicted of all charges of murder and manslaughter and sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Derek Chauvin is trying to appeal against his sentence.