The George Floyd statue, which was unveiled on June 19 in Brooklyn, New York in the United States, has been targeted by a far-right group advocating white supremacy.
The statue, which was prepared in memory of George Floyd, who was killed by a white policeman on May 25, 2020, was erected on June 19, which was celebrated in the United States to commemorate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in 1865 and called “June”.
While the George Floyd statue was painted black by unidentified people, the website of the far-right group “Patriot Front” was inscribed on part of the statue.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in his Twitter post: “A far-right group damaged the George Floyd statue in Brooklyn. It is an act of racist, disgusting and despicable hatred.”
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Last night, a far-right group vandalized a statue of George Floyd in Brooklyn. An act of racist, odious and contemptible hatred.
The City Cleanup Corps is repairing the statue right now and a hate crimes investigation is underway. We will bring these cowards to justice. pic.twitter.com/mTwzwIyG4z
Blasio said the statue is being repaired and an investigation has been opened and said: “We will bring these cowards to justice.”
The New York Police Department (NYDP) has announced that it has opened an investigation into the attack on the Brooklyn statue.
Farah Louis, a member of the New York City Council, called the act “vandalism” and a “hate crime” and asked anyone who saw the incident to contact the police.
George Floyd’s brother, Terrence Floyd, also attended the unveiling of the statue, which was erected on the occasion of the “Juneteenth” celebration on June 19th.
Floyd’s murderous cop Derek Chauvin
MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD
In Minneapolis, United States, George Floyd was laid face down by police officers during the May 25, 2020 incident. His hands were cuffed behind his back. White cop Derek Chauvin rested his knee on Floyd’s throat for 9 minutes and 29 seconds without lifting him.
Two other policemen helped keep Floyd down, while a fourth policeman prevented passers-by from intervening. During this time, Floyd has been heard say “I can’t breathe” more than 20 times.
Floyd died when Chauvin pressed him to his throat. Daniella Frazier, a 17-year-old girl crossing the street that day, took video of the event and George Floyd’s death spread around the world.
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After the incident, which sparked outrage in many countries, especially the United States, months of protests and conflict spread to many cities. The Black Lives Matter movement has organized numerous protests across the United States.
During the trial in April, Chauvin was convicted of murder and causing death. Chauvin, who had previously been released on bail, was handcuffed and detained after the verdict was announced.