Black Woman Defaces BLM Mural – Ironic or not?

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A black woman opposing the Black Lives Matter’s movement was in a live-stream video dumping paint on the BLM street mural outside Trump Tower. She did the same thing on a similar mural in Harlem and Brooklyn Street. Police arrested her during the protest.

The woman named Bevelyn Beatty, recorded each video installment on her Facebook page. In one of her Facebook posts, Betty recounted covering up different parts of the murals with paint.

“Ya’ll, we did an all-nighter,” Beatty said in a Sunday Facebook post. “Let me tell you something, yesterday was epic.”

During the livestream, the police tried to apprehend her while she was smearing the mural with paint outside the Midtown skyscraper.

“Refund the police,” Beatty could be heard shouting. “Jesus matters! We will never support Black Lives Matter!”

One of the officers surrounding her slipped on the paint and fell to ground injuring his head and arm. Police informed later that he was marked stable in Bellevue Hospital.

She was arrested and charged with criminal mischief but released shortly afterwards.

According to the New York Post, within a few hours after getting released, Beatty started working on the other murals.

In a follow up video, Beatty along with several others could be seen dumping paint out of the back of the minivan as she drove over another mural in Harlem. A bystander could be seen shouting, “What’s wrong with you? You’re a Black woman!”

In the third video, Beatty and another woman could be seen dumping paint at a BLM mural in Fulton Street in Brooklyn as angry locals approach them.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we’re in Brooklyn and it ain’t over,” she said.

“Jesus matters. We’re taking our country back. We’re taking it back, and let me tell you something, the police need our help. They can’t stand alone. Don’t just sit by idly and watch your country go to the ground.”

A lot of people still believe that Black Lives Matter started after the incident of George Floyd killing by a police. However, the movement actually originated in 2013.

According to a recent poll, there has been a crucial shift of paradigm on how Americans view this matter. A Pew Research Survey conducted last month highlights that 67% of US adults support the movement where 38% said they strongly support it. A poll conducted by Monmouth University in early June established that 76% of Americans now consider Racism and Discrimination a big problem for the country whereas only half of the country agreed with the same sentiment five years ago.

The data analyzed by New York time said that “about 15 million to 26 million people in the United States participated in demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and others in recent weeks. These figures would make the recent protests the largest movement in the country’s history.”

President Trump has recently infused the on-going tension by saying that “Black Lives Matter” mural painted on the New York street would be a “Symbol of Hate.” In the recent series of tweets, Trump stated that “big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue” would denigrate the street.

“The president is a disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City,” Julia Arredondo, a spokeswoman for NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, said earlier this month. “He can’t run or deny the reality we are facing, and anytime he wants to set foot in the place he claims is his hometown, he should be reminded that Black lives matter.”

In this current heated scenario, almost everyone was appalled to see a black woman openly protesting the Black Lives Matter movement where she and all black people were expected to support it. Ironic or not?



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