Australian statue of POET is defaced with BLM graffiti as US cop is responsible of George Floyd’s homicide
‘Genocide occurred right here’: Australian statue celebrating a well-known POET is defaced with BLM graffiti on the identical day a U.S. cop was discovered responsible of George Floyd’s homicide
A monument celebrating Scottish poet Robert Burns in Centenary Place, Fortitude Valley, was graffitied with the phrase ‘genocide’ following the police officer’s conviction this week.
A tribute devoted to ‘Scotland’s immortal bard’ has been crossed out with black spray paint and Black Lives Matter has been written on the again of the monument.
A statue for Scottish poet Robert Burns in Brisbane, Queensland, was defaced as a police officer was discovered responsible of George Floyd ‘s homicide
The statue was erected within the park in 1929, devoted to Brisbane by the Burns Club.
Burns, who was born in 1759 and died in 1796, was well-known for his riot towards orthodox faith and morality.
A statue devoted to Queensland’s first Roman Catholic premier Thomas Byrnes was additionally topic to the graffiti.
‘Genocide occurred right here,’ was scribbled throughout the monument and appeared on Wednesday morning.
Derek Chauvin, 45, was on Tuesday discovered responsible of second-degree homicide, third-degree homicide and manslaughter following a three-week trial in Minneapolis.
Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for greater than 9 minutes final May.
Footage of Floyd’s arrest was broadly circulated and sparked Black Lives Matter rallies across the U.S. and the globe.
Monuments have been additionally defaced as demonstrators protested towards police brutality focusing on African-American males.
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A monument in Brisbane is graffitied with a Black Lives Matter hashtag and the phrase racists