The Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower has been vandalized for a second time.
Yesterday afternoon, just before 4 p.m., video showed the yellow letters painted on 57th street were splattered with blue paint.
A police spokesperson said that three people were arrested and one person was issued summons. Juliet Germanotta, 39; Luis Martinez, 44; and D’Anna Morgan, 25, were arrested and charged with criminal mischief. They were released and issued desk appearance tickets.
Another woman, 64, was issued a criminal court summons for illegal posting of fliers.
On Tuesday of this week, police released images of a man pouring red paint on the mural Monday afternoon. The mural was repaired Monday evening.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted,
“To whoever vandalized our mural on 5th Avenue: nice try. The #BlackLivesMatter movement is more than words, and it can’t be undone.”
Painting ‘Black Lives Matter’ outside his home is a message to him that in fact Black lives do matter, that Black people built New York City and they’ve never been compensated for all they did.”
Dozens of cities across the country have painted similar murals, following in the footsteps of Washington, D.C.
Trump has slammed the mural on Twitter, calling it a
“symbol of hate.”
For once he’s right; NYC hates him with a passion.
Black Lives Matter Mural has been splashed by blue paint pic.twitter.com/2an6WLNXsI— @SCOOTERCASTER (FNTV) (@ScooterCasterNY) July 17, 2020