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George Floyd mural in Minneapolis vandalized again

The mural was vandalized early Saturday.
Picture has been edited to block expletive.

Picture has been edited to block expletive.

The mural outside Cup Foods at the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis has been vandalized again. 

The mural, located near East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, in an area dubbed George Floyd Square, was vandalized on Saturday morning, according to posts on Facebook.

The Minnesota Reformer spoke with Cup Foods spokesperson Jamar Nelson, who said the mural was vandalized around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, with the words "[Expletive] Walz Commies & Satan" written in red spray paint. 

Nelson told the publication they have video of the suspect, who was wearing black clothes, and will give it to police in hopes the person will be caught.

A Facebook post from Marcia Howard, who is among the local volunteers who patrol George Floyd Square to keep it safe, said they saw the vandal, who bragged about his getaway and seemed disappointed that people didn't engage him. 

They didn't call the police, which has become a policy among those who volunteer in the area, and the Reformer notes they stress "people over property." 

The mural was installed after Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police outside Cup Foods following an employee's call to police saying Floyd allegedly tried to pass a fake $20 bill. 

This marks the second time it was vandalized, the first time was in August. The person who did it is a 26-year-old medical student who was identified on social media after being apprehended by community security. He told the Reformer he was drunk and it wasn't premeditated. 

The mural was restored after that incident, and there are plans to restore the mural again, according to Facebook posts. 

BMTN has reached out to Howard and the Minneapolis Police Department for more information.

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