Graffiti found on new George Floyd statue

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News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2021, 2:46am

Updated on: Jun 25, 2021, 3:54pm

Police say graffiti was found this morning on the statue and pedestal of the newly installed George Floyd statue in Brooklyn.

The face of the statue was painted black, with graffiti in white lettering that reads "Patriot"

The statue is currently behind barricades and had been covered up.

A similar incident occurred in New Jersey. The statue of George Floyd recently installed outside Newark City Hall was found defaced with white supremacist graffiti.

The NYPD Hate Crimes unit says it is investigating the vandalism.

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