Volunteers and producers of the public art installation called SEEINJUSTICE later cleaned the paint off the bust.
On 10/3/21, at approx. 10:15 AM, in Union Square Park, a person on a skateboard threw gray paint on the face and base of a statue of George Floyd. Info? DM @NYPDTips or ☎️ 1-800-577-TIPS. @NYPDShea @NYPDDetectives @NYPDPBMS @NYPD13Pct @NYCParks @mayorsCAU pic.twitter.com/PxNQs1u6mw— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) October 4, 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021
[Updated] Vandal on skateboard defaces new George Floyd bust in Union Square
Photos by Lola Sáenz
Someone defaced a bust of George Floyd this morning on Union Square.
According to police and published reports, a man on a skateboard tossed paint on the memorial before taking off around 10 a.m. The NYPD released this surveillance video...
Somoene vandalized the same statue of Floyd in June while it was on display in Flatbush, Gothamist reported. unveiled on Thursday. They were created by artist Chris Carnabuci and will be on display here until Oct. 30.