Someone Vandalized George Floyd’s Statue in NYC’s Union Sq Just Days After Unveiling
Unfortunately, that didn’t take long. We’re referring to the vandalizing of a statue of George Floyd in New York’s Union Square with paint.
The incident occurred not even 48 hours after it was unveiled to the public in an emotional ceremony.
The statue, by the way, is one of 3 — including Breonna Taylor and John Lewis. It was smeared with what appears to be grey paint
Statues of George Floyd, John Lewis and Breonna Taylor made by the artist Chris Carnabuci for Confront Art’s exhibition “Seeinjustice” on display in Union Square in New York City. (Getty)
As of this posting, it’s not clear who carried out the attack on the art, but it seems to have happened late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.
A photo posted by reporter Shannan Ferry shows the extent of the damage (see it below).
Here’s MORE via TMZ:
Floyd’s brother, Terrence, was part of a ceremony on Friday to premiere the statue … the Union Square installation is called “#SeeInjustice” and the three pieces each stand at 6 feet tall. They’re made from layers of African mahogany plywood and then finished with bronze paint.
It was of course Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, that catapulted the civil justice movement across the United States. Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder.
At the time of this post, there have not yet been any arrests made in connection to the vandalism.