Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new mural with the giant slogan for Black Lives Matter was vandalized hours after being painted on a street in Orlando, police in Florida said.
Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon posted Saturday on Twitter that his department was investigating the incident and shared images with graffiti written on top of the mural that said “not enough”and “abolish police.”
The slogan was painted Friday with the red, black and green of the Pan-African flag, a symbol of Black pride. The mural stretches 400 feet in length and 30 feet in width and is one of several of its kind to pop up in cities around the country following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
City officials, including the mayor, gathered with local organizations and volunteers to paint on the pavement in downtown Orlando on Friday. The slogan was vandalized overnight.