Paint dumped on Black Lives Matter mural in Cincinnati

Paint dumped on Black Lives Matter mural in Cincinnati

The Black Lives Matter movement and calls to defund the police dominated the political discourse in NY for weeks in the spring and summer, with the conversation driven by officials on both sides of the political divide.

"To whoever vandalized our mural on 5th Avenue: nice try", he tweeted.

De Blasio was on hand Thursday to help complete the mural.

The Black Life Matter "motion is more than words, and it simply can not be undone", de Blasio explained.

The New York Police Department shut down that area of the street while city crews restored the mural by painting over the red splotches. It appears that the man or someone else then drove over the wet paint, leaving tire tracks, news outlets reported.

The mural was painted along the city's famed Fifth Avenue earlier last week - directly outside of President Donald Trump's former home. The president tweeted at the time that it would be "denigrating" to what he referred to as a luxurious avenue.

Black Lives Matter murals have been painted in streets in cities across the country after protests over racial inequality and calls for police reform following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

As the man, wearing dark-colored clothing, a black cap and a face mask, runs away, an onlooker can be heard saying, "What's your name?" and "Run, bastard, run!"

A white couple in California who splattered black paint on a Black Lives Matter mural in Contra Costa County, California was arrested July 7 and charged with a hate crime.

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