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George Floyd statue in Manhattan is vandalized by SKATEBOARDER

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George Floyd statue in Manhattan is vandalized by SKATEBOARDER who was filmed throwing silver paint on it during the SECOND attack on the bust since its unveiling on June 10

  • On Sunday, around 10 a.m., police received video footage of the male attacker damaging the statue, which still stands in Union Square.
  • Footage shows the vandal taking off on his skateboard while throwing silver paint on Floyd’s bust
  • The spokesperson said police have no plans to release the video
  • The statue was recently moved to Manhattan Park










A memorial honoring the late George Floyd was vandalized by a skateboarder in Manhattan who, authorities say, covered the statue with silver paint over the weekend.

On Sunday, around 10 a.m., police received video footage of the male attacker insulting the statue in Union Square.

Footage shows the vandal taking off on his skateboard while throwing silver paint on Floyd’s bust, a police spokesman said.

The memorial to the late George Floyd was vandalized by a skateboarder in Manhattan who, authorities say, covered the statue with silver paint over the weekend.

Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes while Floyd, 46, lay on his face crying: 'I can't breathe'

Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes while Floyd, 46, lay on his face crying: ‘I can’t breathe’

A video was posted on Twitter showing what appears to be silver paint splattered on the statue, which was also damaged days after it was first unveiled at Juneteenth in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

The spokesman said police have no plans to release the video. Police cannot yet say whether they believe the motivation for the attack was racism.

The statue was recently moved to the park in Manhattan.

Other statues that remain nearby are Rep. John Lewis and Breonna Taylor. Taylor was a 26-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, last year.

The statues of Lewis and Taylor were unharmed, police said.

In June, Floyd’s bust was smeared with black paint and marked with the phrase “Patriot Front” – a white nationalist hate group.

Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes while Floyd, 46, lay on his face crying, “I can’t breathe.”

The video of the incident went viral and soon protests against police brutality spread across the United States, lasting for months and sometimes turning violent.

Chauvin was fired by the Minneapolis Police Department in the aftermath and was soon arrested.

He was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

On June 25, 2021, Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison, with the option of supervised release, on condition of good conduct after serving two-thirds of his sentence or 15 years for second-degree murder.

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