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Police are investigating after a vandal poured red paint over the "Black Lives Matter" mural in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, the Cincinnati Police Department said.The red paint that was poured appears to be spread by a vehicle, as tire tracks of the paint now appear across the mural.
A few of the artists who worked on the piece are thinking of a plan to reconstruct the mural and return it to its original form.
The mural spans an entire city block in front of City Hall and was officially dedicated on June 19.The mural was created by 17 teams of African American artists, one team handling each letter of the design.
"What happened to the Black Lives Matter Mural is terrible and we need a fix quickly.
#NOW #PHOTOS: iPhone Night Mode helps illuminate what we see here... apparently red paint, tire tracks. Protesters are here chanting “Black Lives Matter” and have the intersection blocked by cars. #wlwt @wlwt pic.twitter.com/OP3uLdOwju— Dan Griffin WLWT (@DanGriffinWLWT) July 15, 2020