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'Black Lives Matter' Mural Vandalized with Black Paint; for Third Time in One Week

'Black Lives Matter' Mural Vandalized with Black Paint; for Third Time in One Week


The Black Lives Matter mural painted in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue has been vandalized for a third time this week, officials say.

This time the mural got vanadalized  with splattering black paint all over the mural just after 3 p.m. Saturday by some of ladies. A small group of protesters was reportedly there at the time.

One officer was injured after slipping on the paint that was poured on the mural. He injured his arm and his head and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Two women have been taken into custody. Charges are expected.

The mural was also vandalized on Friday afternoon. The "Black Lives Matter" mural painted in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue has been vandalized for a second time this week, authorities said.


Police arrested Juliet Germanotta, 39, Luis Martinez, 44, and D'Anna Morgan, 25, and charged them with criminal mischief. They were released with a desk appearance ticket.

In addition, a 64-year-old woman was arrested and given a criminal court summons for illegal posting of flyers.A few hours later, the mural was repaired by DOT crews.

The first incident happened on Monday. Police were still looking for one person in that case who walked up to mural and dumped red paint over the letter V in "Lives," which splattered across the mural as cars drove over it

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