VIDEO: BLM mural near Trump Tower vandalized for 3rd time this week; 2 women in custody, officer hurt

BLM mural vandalized Saturday
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By 1010 WINS
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Paint was splashed on the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower again on Saturday—the third time the mural has been vandalized this week.

Two women were in custody after paint was poured on the mural just after 3 p.m., police told 1010 WINS. Charges against the women were pending.

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Videos online show a woman pouring paint on the mural while shouting "refund the police" and "de Blasio doesn't care about Black people."

Police said an officer suffered minor injuries when he slipped on the wet paint.

One video appears to show the officer slipping on the black paint as a woman smears it on the yellow lettering of the mural.


The Police Benevolent Association, an NYPD union, reacted to the officer's injury in a Twitter post.

"Thankfully our brother will be OK, but this nonsense needs to stop. Our city is in crisis. Paint on the street helps no one," the union tweeted.

On Friday, three people—two women and a man—were charged with criminal mischief after blue paint was poured on the same mural.

A fourth woman was issued a criminal court summons for illegal posting of flyers in that incident.

Mayor Bill de Blasio helped paint the mural in front of Trump Tower last week.

President Donald Trump tweeted last month that the mural was a "symbol of hate" that would be "denigrating this luxury Avenue."