A Manchester mural in memory of George Floyd has been defaced for a second time.
The portrait, which was painted by artist AKSE P19, is located in Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter. A large ‘N’ has been spray painted over the mural in an appalling repeat of a similar incident in summer.
This is the second time in less than a year that the mural has been damaged by racist graffiti. In July 2020, a young white man was caught on CCTV writing a racial slur in spray paint on the artwork.
Police at the time launched an investigation into the “racially aggravated criminal damage” and Akse P19 was re-commissioned to repair the portrait.
George Floyd, a security guard, was the victim of police brutality in Minneapolis, USA. Mr Floyd died after being pinned to the ground by police officers. His face has since become a symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Work is currently being undertaken to remedy the damage.
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