A video of a caucasian couple painting over a Black Lives Matter street mural has gone viral.
The pair can be seen in the middle of the street, holding paint rollers, attempting to paint over the bright yellow paint. They did not bring enough paint to complete the job however.
In the video, the man can be heard saying, “We’re sick of this narrative” and “The narrative of police brutality, the narrative of oppression, the narrative of racism. It’s a lie. It’s a lie.”
They defaced the mural less than an hour after it was painted, and now the cops are looking for the couple.
“The community spent a considerable amount of time putting the mural together only to have it painted over in a hateful and senseless manner,” Chief Manjit Sappal of the Martinez Police Department said in a statement. “The city of Martinez values tolerance, and the damage to the mural was divisive and hurtful.”