Alex Taylor, Communications Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK ––– Council Member Farah N. Louis, Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the recent act of vandalism at the George Floyd sculpture at Flatbush Junction.
STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER FARAH N. LOUIS
“Earlier today, my office learned that the recently installed sculpture of George Floyd at Flatbush Junction has been targeted by a vandal. The sculpture – a six-foot wooden bust of Mr. Floyd atop a five-foot pedestal – was unveiled on Saturday as part of our annual Juneteenth celebration. The damage was discovered this morning and is currently under investigation by the New York City Police Department. Let us be clear: this is a shameful act, a hate crime and totally disrespectful to the memory of Mr. Floyd and to the Black community as well our efforts to achieve racial justice and equality. And we will not be deterred. I ask anyone with information to please come forward and contact the NYPD. My office is working with artist Chris Carnabuci, ConfrontART and the We Are Floyd Foundation to repair the damage to this beautiful and moving work of public art.”
New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis represents the 45th Council District, which comprises Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, & Kensington in Brooklyn, NY. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions. She is also a member of the committees on Civil Service and Labor; Economic Development; Education; Finance; Housing and Buildings; Youth Services; Women and Gender Equity. Council Member Louis is the Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus.