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BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 19: A statue of George Floyd is unveiled at Flatbush Junction on June 19, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Mr. Floyds murder, at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, last year fueled a global movement for racial justice. The unveiling of the statue happened just days after Juneteenth was declared a federal holiday.

Actor Micah Beals has been arrested for vandalizing the New York George Floyd statue.

Police say the incident occurred on October 3 and was captured on surveillance, per HotNewHipHop.

On the surveillance video, Beal is seen allegedly riding a skateboard and going through his backpack to pull out a can of spray paint which he then threw at the new sculpture.

Per The Source, “before being apprehended by the NYPD, Beals was arrested for a curfew violation during the January 6 Capitol Hill Riots.”

Beals is now being charged with second-degree criminal mischief, which carries a potential sentence of up to seven years in prison.

Beals has appeared in Parks and Recreation and CSI: NY during his career.

Confront Art and We Are Floyd released a statement after the vandalism per HotNewHipHop: “It takes a lot of courage to display the 3 statues we are exhibiting in Union Square. It also takes a good deal of courage to vandalize a statue on a global stage in broad daylight. This continues to bring light to our mission that art is a conversation catylist, a place for public discourse, and through these acts we can hopefully overcome hate and find unity for the future. We continue to be inspired to create and display public art to further this important mission.”


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