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George Floyd Statue Vandalized Days After Emotional Brooklyn Debut – NBC New York

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force says it’s investigating vandalism to Brooklyn’s new George Floyd statue.

The vandalism to the statue, which was unveiled on Flatbush Avenue final weekend amid the town’s Juneteenth celebrations, was found Thursday morning, the division stated.

George Floyd’s brother, Terrance Floyd was available for the revealing of the 6-foot sculpture Saturday and spoke concerning the significance of Juneteenth, America’s latest federally acknowledged vacation, and maintaining his brother’s reminiscence alive.

“It’s a major statement for a major person,” Terrance Floyd advised NBC. “To see Brooklyn represent him, and honor him on a national holiday, it’s all love.”

Photos from the occasion confirmed Terrance Floyd weeping in the course of the dedication ceremony.

Anyone with info on the vandalism is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Another tribute to Floyd, whose demise by the hands of a former Minneapolis police officer sparked months-long nationwide protests, debuted earlier this month at Newark City Hall in New Jersey. It will keep in place for at the least a year.

Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted in April of second-degree unintentional homicide, third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter. He is at present awaiting sentencing.

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