Two Men Arrested For Urinating On George Floyd Mural In Manchester

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

18 Feb 2021

Two men have been arrested for urinating on a mural of George Floyd in Manchester. The portrait located in Manchester’s Stevenson Square, was created by artist Akse in memory of Mr Floyd, who died after being killed by police in the US in May 2020.

Both 22 year old suspects were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage. City councillor Pat Karney said CCTV showed two men urinating on the memorial while filming themselves. 

The despicable act came three days after the mural was defaced by “racists” for a second time on Sunday, leading to the mural being covered up.

It was also just a couple of days ago that Home Secretary Priti Patel called last years BLM protest inspired by Mr Floyd as “dreadful” and she wouldn’t take the knee.