Entire incident captured on video
Police said the memorial statue of George Floyd in Union Square was vandalized by a skateboarder who drenched it in silver paint on Sunday morning.
A police spokesman said police had found a video showing a miscreant running after a nearby statue of the late Representative John Lewis and carrying something in his bag, a police spokesman said.
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The spokesman said footage showed him landing on his skateboard while throwing paint at Floyd’s bust. He said the police is not planning to release the video.
a photo posted on twitter Shows show silver paint splattered on the statue that was disfigured even days after Juneteenth was first unveiled at Brooklyn’s East Flatbush.
The statue was recently moved to a Manhattan park.
Nearby statues of Louise and Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman who were shot dead by Louisville, Ky. police last year, were not touched.
In June, the statue of Floyd was painted black and tagged with the phrase “Patriot Front” – a white nationalist hate group.