George Floyd’s mural in North Philadelphia was vandalized by white nationalist graffiti
On Friday, a mural commemorating George Floyd in North Philadelphia was stained with graffiti with the name and logo of a white nationalist group, prompting police to investigate the heinous vandalism.
This mural is located on North Fifth Street and Siolney Avenue and was commissioned by the North Fifth Street Revival Project. This non-profit organization was established in 2005 to promote reinvestment and business in the community, and organize activities to keep the community clean and safe.
Vandalism was first reported on Friday 6ABCA photo shows the mural with the words “Patriot Front”, the website of the hate organization’s website and other slogans, one of which reads “For ourselves and our future generations.”
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Anti-Defamation League List the Patriot Front as an American hate organization, Detail the history of the organization and its activities.
“The Patriot Front supports racism, anti-Semitism and intolerance under the guise of protecting the’ethnic and cultural origins’ of its European ancestors,” ADL said.
A spokesperson for the Philadelphia police said that Northeast detectives are investigating the incident.
Freud’s murder in detention by the Minneapolis police in May last year triggered waves of protests and civil unrest across the United States, including multiple nights of demonstrations and a positive response from the Philadelphia police, which led to the department’s commitment to reform.
The police officer Derek Chauvin who was kneeling on Freud’s neck for more than 9 minutes was Convicted for the murder of Freud Earlier this spring.Three other police officers at the scene Will appear in court in March After their case was postponed due to new charges brought by the federal government.
The day after the Minneapolis officials, the defacement of the Philadelphia mural Remove roadblocks and commemorative displays At the crossroads of the city where Freud was killed. The area has been renamed George Floyd Square and has been closed to traffic after his death.The memorial has been damaged many times in the past year, including an incident in May A man destroyed the site with an axe.
Philadelphia police did not provide any other details about the Olney investigation on Friday.