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On Monday, March 1, around 11 a.m., the George Floyd mural in Kieth's Alley was discovered to be vandalized by white paint. (Photo by Reilly Dixon)

Downtown George Floyd mural vandalized

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The George Floyd mural in downtown Yellow Springs was discovered to be defaced on Monday, March 1, around 11 a.m. White paint was apparently flung onto the mural, obscuring Floyd’s face as it appeared on the wall in Kieth’s Alley.

According to Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson, police are investigating the matter.

Local artist Pierre Nagley completed the mural in June 2020, one month after its subject, Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN, after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes. 

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The mural was completed as a part of the H.U.M.A.N. Mural Project. 

A more in-depth report on the vandalized mural can be found in an upcoming issue of the Yellow Springs News.  

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3 Responses to “Downtown George Floyd mural vandalized”

  1. Libbylu Furbritches says:

    Some people do take anger and beliefs out on inanimate objects
    no matter how absurd that may be. I once saw a man sucker punch a long needled cactus plant during an argument, which he did immediately regret. That said, the Wheeling Gaunt Sculpture once established should probably have some camera on it to guard against vandalism. Sad as it is, that’s apparently the world we live in. Peace.

  2. I don’t understand why people are doing this or why they want to prosecute someone for doing this. This happens all the time and when you take down statues and flags and everything else in the name of a black person is OK and it’s a big deal if a white person paints white , If it were a white person,on a black person’s wall mural it should all be against the law but I don’t see them prosecuting people are doing things to white peoples morals monuments etc. It’s just my opinion I’m not here to start an Argument, oh I was Just wondering

  3. Beau says:

    This is just so sad to look at and think that someone would be that disrespectful after all George Floyd suffered and the whole world because of it. It makes me cry. I hope you can correct this image or cover it soon so the village does not have to be saddened when they look at this. People are hurt enough and it is a thoughtless punk who did this whoever you are. I hope they had a camera set to capture the vandal. Yellow Springs needs a group hug right now, and I’m sending one virtually. ((((((((((( )))))))))) Peace & Prayers

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