Police in Martinez, California, are looking for a white man and woman who were filmed defacing a Black Lives Matter street mural on the 4th of July.
In the video an onlooker can be heard asking a woman who is slathering black paint over the vibrant yellow block letters,
“What’s wrong with you?”
A male voice says offscreen,
“We’re sick of this narrative, that’s what’s wrong. The narrative of police brutality, the narrative of oppression, the narrative of racism – it’s a lie.”
The sign was approved by the city and has also been painted across the country as people protest the police killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day in Minneapolis.
The man was wearing a red shirt that said,
“Trump Four More Years.”
“There is no oppression, there is no racism. It’s a leftist lie.”
Police said in a statement,
“It appeared that the couple came to the mural with cans of paint and a roller with the specific purpose of vandalizing over the mural.
The community spent a considerable amount of time painting this mural only to have the suspects destroy it by dumping and rolling paint over part of the message.”
The woman says at one point,
“Keep this shit in fucking New York.
This isn’t happening in my town.”
Update: California couple charged with hate crime for allegedly vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural.
(via NY Daily News)