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George Floyd Statue in New York City Vandalized

'The statue was unveiled on Juneteenth, a new holiday to compete with the Fourth of July...'

(Headline USA) A statue honoring George Floyd in New York City’s Union Square Park was vandalized on Sunday, police said.

According to police, a video showed an unidentified man on a skateboard throwing paint on the statue at approximately 10 a.m. then fleeing.

Nearby statues of late Congressman John Lewis and Breonna Taylor, a Louisville, Kentucky, woman shot and killed by police last year, apparently weren’t touched.

Police have not released the video.

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Sunday’s act wasn’t the first example of vandalism to the statue memorializing Floyd, whose death last year sparked left-wing riots across the nation.

The statue was unveiled on Juneteenth, a new holiday to compete with the Fourth of July, in a spot on Flatbush Avenue, in Brooklyn, and it was vandalized five days later with black paint and marked with an alleged logo of a white supremacist group.

Members of the group that installed the statue cleaned it, and local residents and one of Floyd’s brothers gathered in July as it was prepared to move to Union Square, in the heart of Manhattan.

Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press.

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