INDIANAPOLIS–The “Black Lives Matter” mural in Indianapolis was vandalized over the weekend.
Police believe the vandalism happened sometime between 10 pm Saturday 6 am Sunday.
Rebecca Robinson is one of the artists selected to paint a letter for the mural. She said two buckets of paint were used to deface the mural. The white paint was already dry by the time she arrived, but the gray paint was still wet. Both buckets were left at the mural. Robinson spoke in a Facebook Live video Sunday morning.
IMPD says they are trying to find the person(s) responsible.
The mural was completed August 3 on Indiana Avenue between Blackford and West streets.
The project has been in the work for several months, with local artists pitching in. Those participating said the mural is a way to spread their message of equality and hope in central Indiana.
Supplies were donated by the Indianapolis Urban League, and community leaders selected 18 Black visual artists to complete the street mural.