George Floyd mural in Ohio destroyed by lightning strike


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVO) — A mural dedicated to George Floyd has collapsed after it was reportedly struck by lightning on Tuesday.

According to WTOL, police said a bolt of lightning struck the building and caused the section of wall containing the mural to collapse.

Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in 2020. Chauvin was convicted of murder and sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.

The mural was painted in July 2020 by artist David Ross.

The City of Toledo said it was planning to create a new mural, and will find a new location for the artwork.

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