Since a Black Lives Matter mural was painted on the street in front of Trump Tower in New York City a little over a week ago, it has already been defaced once. It was defaced again today as a group of black and LGBT Trump supporters splattered blue paint on it.
THIS ???? #NYC Begins Painting ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural in Front of #Trump Tower:— Paul D – Mr Gay Wales – official (@paul_stumpy) July 9, 2020
WATCH LIVE – Towleroad #Gay News https://t.co/ADGBIOFvIv via @tlrd #blacklivesmatter #newyork #trumptower #equality #race #racism #nohate pic.twitter.com/a9FQrNWIfz
Group of Trump supporters splattered blue paint onto BLM mural outside Trump Tower, saying “All Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter”. Four people were arrested.— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) July 17, 2020
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Black Lives Matter Mural has been splashed by blue paint pic.twitter.com/2an6WLNXsI— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) July 17, 2020
The video shows police arriving on the scene as well as a shouting match between the paint splashers and some bystanders. According to the journalist who took the video, four people were arrested.
Clearly they are patriots first and foremost and have had it with the anti-police sentiment, putting country before the race narrative. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shared a video today on the anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, who resisted arrest, calling it a “tragedy.”
Six years ago today a tragedy shook our city to its core.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 17, 2020
Eric Garner’s death should never have happened — but he did not die in vain. pic.twitter.com/7lmwKkW8hd
Video shows 2 women taken into custody in handcuffs shortly after it happened.
Police aren’t saying yet if they are facing charges or if they were the individuals who vandalized the mural.
The first incident happened back on Monday. Police were still looking for one person in that case who walked up to mural and dumped red paint over the letter V in “Lives,” which splattered across the mural as cars drove over it.
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