NYC: George Floyd sculpture defaced for a second time

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A recently unveiled sculpture honouring George Floyd in New York City has been defaced for a second time. Grey paint was thrown across the statue on Sunday, police said, just two days after it was set up in Union Square. Clean-up efforts by community volunteers are now underway. The 6ft (2m) tall bust of Floyd was on display earlier in Brooklyn, where it was vandalised with black paint. Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020. His death incited a wave of global protests over racial justice. Security footage from around 10:00 local time shows a man holding a skateboard and mixing paint behind the sculpture before getting on his skateboard, splattering it across the face of the statue and riding away.” (10/04/21)