The California authorities are looking for a couple to blur a street image of Black Lives Matter on Sunday, just hours after community members finished it.
The Martinez Police Department announced that they were looking for an unidentified white man and white woman after ruining a city-approved mural of Black Lives Matter with black paint.
The incident began when the couple, who appeared to be wearing Make American Great Again clothing, came to a mural outside the city courthouse in downtown Martinez on July 4.
The footage shows the woman pouring part of the mural with a can of black paint and covering the bright yellow letters with a paint roller.
When a witness asks the woman: “What̵
“The story of police brutality, the story of oppression, the story of racism, it’s a lie,” added the man.
The man who recorded the incident then points to the Black Lives Matter sign and calls it “racism”.
There is an argument between the man and the audience, while the woman continues to damage the harmless mural.
‘There is no oppression. There is no racism, ”says the man. ‘It’s a left-wing lie … from the media.
The Martinez Police Department is looking for an unknown man and woman (pictured) who destroyed a mural of Black Lives Matter on Saturday
The man (pictured) argued with witnesses that Black Lives Matter is “racism” and “nobody” wants the city in it
The woman then gets angry with the witnesses and exclaims: “Keep that in New York!” It doesn’t happen in my city! ‘
The woman appeared to refer to a series of Black Lives Matter murals approved in all five boroughs of New York City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that one in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue would be deleted – a move that angered the president – but was delayed for unknown reasons last week.
Several such murals have been painted on streets across the country to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement after law enforcement officials died after George Floyd and other Black Americans died.
The man said the couple blurred the mural because they were “tired of the story …” referring to police brutality and racism
At some point the woman gets angry and says to keep it in New York! It doesn’t happen in my city! ‘
Authorities said the couple fled the scene before police officers arrived
At some point the man suggests: “Nobody wants Black Lives Matter here” and “All life is important”.
The Martinez Police Department said it was sent to the Black Lives Matter mural after people reported the incident, but the couple had already fled the area.
Community members returned to the mural on Sunday and repainted it.
“The community has spent a lot of time putting together the mural to have it painted in hateful and pointless ways,” said the department.
‘The city of Martinez values tolerance and the damage to the mural was splitting and hurtful. Please help us identify those responsible for this crime so that they can be held accountable for their actions. ‘
The authorities also released a photo of the couple’s alleged vehicle.
“A witness provided a photo of the suspect’s vehicle, which was described as a Nissan pickup, with the word” NICOLE “in silver letters on the right side of the tailgate,” the press release said.
“The truck has a mobile home shell and the license plate is 52701B1.”
Community members returned to the Martinez courthouse on Sunday to fix the damaged Black Lives Matter mural
The authorities released a picture of the couple’s alleged Nissan vehicle in a press release on Sunday
According to KPIX-TV, the city of Martinez approved the mural Black Lives Matter and allowed members of the community to paint the artwork on July 4th.
More than 100 people – all with face covering and social distancing – gathered on Saturday to paint the sentence for five hours.
The “public art project” was organized by a local group called Martizians for Black Lives, which received approval for the mural from the Martinez Recreation Department.
Justin Gomez, a top organizer of Martizians for Black Lives, said the project was inspired after a series of leaflets against Black Lives Matter were discovered in the city.
The leaflets have reportedly sparked a community-wide discussion and reflection on how residents should be treated.
“People have now seen racism in their community. Now we have to deal with it, ”said Gomez.
He added that it was not a mistake to place the mural in front of the Martinez courthouse.
The “gateway to mass incarceration” legal system, which disproportionately affected black Americans and minorities, and continued institutional racism.
Tatiana Ray: You know, it was such a threat when the concerns of others were represented by the city and the community.
‘The “system” consists of millions of small systems. We have to search on site first, ”said Gomez.
One of the wall painters, Tatiana Ray, told ABC 7 that the couple’s reaction to the artwork indicated white supremacy in American culture.
“I think this is an indication of how much power white supremacy actually has,” she said.
“The fact that they had something on the street for an hour they couldn’t even tolerate. You know, it was such a threat when the concerns of others were represented by the city and the community. ‘
Nationwide protests against white supremacy, racial injustice, and police brutality have hit the United States since George Floyd’s death on Memorial Day.
When hundreds of thousands of Americans called for action, President Trump bated Black Lives Matter and was clearly committed to law enforcement.
President Trump (pictured) has been heavily criticized for his reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement in recent weeks after a series of political failures
Pictured: On June 15th, an aerial view of the wall painting “Black Lives Matter” can be seen on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York City
He was convicted of persistent military response to often peaceful protests, which apparently led to a further divide between civilians using prejudice rhetoric and the widely controversial phrase, “When the looting begins, the shots begin.
His apparent aversion to Black Lives Matter protesters penetrated his July 4 address at the White House, where he compared them to Nazis and terrorists.
“American heroes defeated the Nazis, dethroned the Fascists, overthrew the Communists, saved American values, upheld American principles, and chased terrorists to the end of the world,” he said.
The Martinez Police Department asked that if members of the public can identify the man and woman involved in the incident, call our shipping center at 925-372-3440 with the information.