George Floyd Statue Recently Unveiled in Brooklyn is Defaced With White Supremacist Group’s Name

Reuters

A statue honoring George Floyd in Brooklyn was vandalized with black spray paint and the name of a white supremacist group, Patriot Front, on Thursday morning. The statue’s unveiling took place less than a week ago on Juneteenth, with Floyd’s brother Terence in attendance. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force said it was investigating the incident, which took place between 3 and 5 a.m., but a spokesperson said, “There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.” Terence Floyd told HuffPost that the defacement “is a perfect example of why we are so diligent in promoting change.” Patriot Front has claimed responsibility for vandalizing a mural commemorating Floyd in Philadelphia.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast – Blake Montgomery