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George Floyd mural in Minneapolis intersection, where he died, defaced

Someone has defaced a giant mural of George Floyd at the Minneapolis intersection where he died in May

A person wears a mask with a message at the Minneapolis corner where George Floyd was restrained by Minneapolis police

A person wears a mask with a message at the Minneapolis corner where George Floyd was restrained by Minneapolis police

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Someone has defaced a giant mural of George Floyd at the Minneapolis intersection where he died in May.
Someone sprayed black paint on the mural on the side of a food market, the Star Tribune reported. A Minneapolis police spokesman says the department hasn't taken any reports about the vandalized mural, however.
Other Floyd murals around the country have reportedly been defaced, including in Rochester, Minnesota; Long Beach, California; and Portland, Oregon.
Floyd, who was Black, died on Memorial Day after four Minneapolis police officers arrested him for allegedly trying to use a counterfeit $20 bill at the food market.
The officers held him down on his stomach in the street while he was handcuffed. A white officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes even as Floyd said he could not breathe.
His death sparked global protests against racism and police brutality.

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First Published: Aug 21 2020 | 6:07 PM IST

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