A bizarre George Floyd monument commemorating Juneteenth was vandalized in Brooklyn early Thursday morning, only to be rapidly restored to its original form.
A statue of George Floyd, that was unveiled five days ago in Brooklyn, New York in commemoration of the new federal holiday Juneteenth, was vandalized Thursday morning according to police and the statues creators.
The George Floyd bust was splashed with black paint on the front, along with white graffiti painted on the sides that spelled out a URL linking to the website of the group claiming responsibility for the act. The statue was quickly restored during the day.
“There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing,” said a New York Police Department spokesperson in a statement. Additionally, the NYPD Hate Crimes task force is investigating the incident. “The HCTF is investigating vandalism, discovered this morning, to the new George Floyd statue that was unveiled at 1545 Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn,” tweeted the task force.
“You’re cowards. You did this at night when no one could see you. I’m restoring it in the day when everybody can see your hate,” said Lindsay Eshelman, co-founder of ConfrontART.
Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, said the vandalism “is a perfect example of why we are so diligent in promoting change. As a community we should stand together in peace and in turmoil.” Leftists online have expressed rage over the incident, calling it a “despicable act of vandalism.” Read more…