Black Lives Matter Mural in Front of Trump Plaza Vandalized

CBS News
July 14, 2020 - 5:23 am

Someone vandalized the Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, reports CBS New York. The move followed weekend clashes between supporters of the movement and pro-police demonstrators. 

The mural was painted in front of Trump Tower last week to send a very clear message to the president. That message has created strong emotions.

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On Monday night, cellphone video surfaced showing a man in daylight but partially disguised with a mask and hat splashing red paint on the mural, then running away.

Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the incident on Twitter.