Police looking for suspects who vandalized ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in downtown Orlando

Video: Police looking for suspects who vandalized 'Black Lives Matter' mural in downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Police are asking for help tracking down the suspects who vandalized a “Black Lives Matter” mural in downtown Orlando.

Someone spray-painted phrases like “abolish the police” and “not enough” on and around the mural that fills an entire section of Rosalind Avenue.

City surveillance cameras caught several people defacing the mural just before 11:30 p.m. last Friday, just hours after dozens of volunteers painted it.

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“One is a coward cause you hid yourself. If you were really about that life show your face. Show this is where you stand, and you’re not standing on the right side of history,” said Laforest Gary, an Orlando resident.

The mural stretches nearly 600 feet across Rosalind, with 30-foot wide letters. It’s on a road where more than 20,000 vehicles travel each day.

Orlando police said cameras captured people vandalizing the mural but you cannot see facial features or other identifying characteristics in the video.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 800-423-TIPS.