George Floyd Bust in New York Defaced for the Second Time since June

The memorial statue of George Floyd, Minneapolis black man that died after a violent arrest in May 2020, in Union Square was vandalized on Sunday morning by a skateboarder who doused it in silverfish-blue paint, NBC News reports.

The video obtained by the NY police shows the male vandal defacing the bust that was previously vandalized just five days after it was unveiled in Brooklyn in June, and then running away.

In June, the Floyd statue was smeared with black paint and tagged with the phrase “Patriot Front” referring to a white nationalist hate group.

No suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident and the investigation is underway, police said, adding it is not planning on releasing the video.

Floyd’s statue was moved to the Manhattan park on Thursday as part of an art composition, alongside statues of the late Congressman John Lewis and 26-year-old black woman Breonna Taylor, killed by Kentucky police officers last year.

Police officer Derek Chauvin, who killed Floyd while kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes during the arrest, was sentenced in June to 22.5 years in prison.

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