Toledo Mural of George Floyd destroyed by lightning

George Floyd mural in Toledo destroyed by lightning

Laura Enrione | TheBL 07/13/21

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(L): Mural of George Floyd in Toledo, Ohio on May 26, 2021. (WTOL11/Screenshot via TheBL/YouTube). (R): George Floyd mural at Summit and Lagrange destroyed by lightning strike on July 14, 2021. (superwariobro/Screenshot via TheBL/YouTube)

A Mural of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) symbol George Floyd in Toledo, Ohio, was blasted to bits by a lightning strike on Tuesday, July 13. 

The artwork at Summit and Lagrange was produced by Toledo artist David Ross in July 2020 to honor the deceased black man George Floyd. He has become a beacon of racial injustice for losing his life while being held under the knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last year. 

Floyd’s death has been held up as a reminder of police discrimination towards people from the black community. Ross dedicated the mural to keep memories of George’s unfortunate death from fading. 

The destruction of the artwork was reported to Toledo Fire and Rescue, which later confirmed the site was wrecked by lighting, coinciding with a witness’s report, according to WTOL 11


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