The destruction of a new George Floyd Statue in New York is being investigated as a possible hate crime, according to police, who say vandals vandalized the memorial with the website of a white nationalist group.
The Patriot Front website was stenciled with white spray paint, according to police. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes Patriot Front as “a white nationalist hate group” with origins in the fatal far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
The Hate Crime Task Force of the New York Police Department was looking into the incident.
Floyd, a Black guy, was murdered on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin, a white man, knelt for 912 minutes on his neck.