A mural in downtown Spokane George Floyd vandalized for the second time
âWake up Americaâ, âcuteness is everythingâ, âpower is not a colorâ and â#Lovetrumpshateâ were spray painted on the mural.
SPOKANE, Washington – George Floyd’s mural in downtown Spokane has been vandalized for the second time.
The mural was put up in July 2020 after Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020. The officer who killed him, Derek Chauvin, was recently convicted of second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter for Floyd’s death.
The mural features the phrase âNo Justice, No Peace,â a popular refrain chanted by protesters after Floyd’s death. It also has the letters BLM in the background, which represents Black Lives Matter.
The first time the mural was vandalized, white paint was splashed across Floyd’s face and a black protester depicted in the mural.
This time, âWake up Americaâ, âKindness is everythingâ, âPower is not a colorâ and â#Lovetrumpshateâ were spray painted on the mural.
It is not known if a police report has been filed or if the vandalism will be cleaned up.
The mural was painted on the back of the Shacktown Community Cycle by well-known artist Daniel Lopez, known for painting murals in the back alleys of the Spokane area.
Most notably, Lopez is the artist behind the âAmerican Jesusâ mural near downtown Spokane. He designed the image of Jesus Christ with a pixelated face in early 2018 and was later commissioned to paint one of his sketches on the side of the Spokane Dream Center near 2nd Avenue and Division Street.