Enraged New Yorkers paint a giant ‘f *** Cuomo and the Blasio’ mural on a Brooklyn street in response to their failed responses to COVID and the increase in crime
- New Yorkers painted a section of Brooklyn street with the yellow letter ‘F *** Cuomo and de Blasio’
- The Williamsburg mural resembled that of Black Lives Matter painted earlier this summer
- Graffiti was painted on North 15th Street between Wythe Avenue and Banker Street around 1 a.m. Saturday morning
- Less than 24 hours later it was removed by the Ministry of Transport
- The NYPD says charges have been filed about the incident
New Yorkers sent a blunt message to their governor and mayor this weekend – painting ‘F *** Cuomo and de Blasio’ in giant letters on a Brooklyn street.
The offending graffiti appeared around 1am Saturday morning and spanned nearly an entire city block in a style similar to city-approved projects in support of the Black Lives Matter.
Earlier this summer, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio approved BLM street paintings at five locations around the city – which quickly became targets for vandalism.
But while the city protected the official murals, the newest painting was covered by the Ministry of Transport in less than 24 hours.
The mural was painted on Saturday morning just after 1am in Williamsburgh with several participants
The graffiti resembled the city-approved Black Lives Matter murals painted earlier this summer. Pictured, one of the murals painted on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower
The message was painted in Williamsburg in the early hours of Saturday morning, while there was an annual block party that also served as a “ protest against small business owner. ”
‘A few partygoers came up with the idea of painting enormously [letters, using] yellow paint with rollers on North 15th, ‘F *** Cuomo and de Blasio,’ an unidentified participant told Fox news on Sunday.
The party continued. Everyone took pictures. It was a big hit. The crowd cheered, even the police chuckled. ‘
The ‘artwork’ was covered in black paint by the Department of Transportation on Saturday night at 10pm.
The NYPD has confirmed that a criminal complaint has been filed about the incident and an investigation is ongoing.
The graffiti came amid criticism from Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio over their leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, with ongoing restrictions on gatherings and indoor dining that left many New York businesses devastated.
Mayor Bill de Blasio helps paint the Black Lives Matter mural in July
De Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray paint a Black Lives Matter mural in July
Those behind the Williamsburg mural appeared to be unhappy with the response to the coronavirus pandemic by State Governor Andrew Cuomo, pictured