A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket in the Brooklyn borough New York City. George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis and his death has sparked a national reckoning about race and policing in the United States. | July 13, 2020 |
Kenny Altidor It was an honor to paint this mural for George Floyd’s family, and may this mural be a symbol of justice for George Floyd , pain , hope, unity and love all over the world 🌎.
“I’ve been painting fallen officers for 17 years. When I saw the way they were painting all officers as bad, I thought I had to do something to bridge the gap between the community and the men in blue who served and protected our community.
“I decided to honor and pay tribute to George Floyd by doing a mural for the family and also to connect the NYPD officers to my community.
“Going forward, I hope we don’t have to protest or wait for another George Floyd case for us to get justice when something happens. ”