A mural in honor of George Floyd collapsed into rubble on Tuesday in Toledo, Ohio, after authorities told local media of a lightning strike.
The mayor of Toledo was less confident when he was contacted by USA TODAY. In a statement, the mayor said in a statement that he would work with Toledo’s art committee and artists to replace the murals and “make it possible to hear the core message of this work of art.”
“It may not be possible to know for sure why George Floyd’s mural fell. It could have been a natural act, or it could have been a vandalism,” Caps Suzukievich said. .. “What we know is that the murals will be replaced.”
Witnesses told Toledo Fire And Rescue that the wall with the mural had fallen after the lightning struck the building. According to WZZM-TV.. The station told the station that a lightning strike was the cause of the collapse.
Toledo Police Station Told WTVG-TV Witnesses reported that the mural was destroyed by lightning, and station Doppler radar showed lightning strikes in the area early Tuesday evening.
The National Weather Service confirmed that there were thunderstorms in the Toledo Metro area between 4 and 5 pm on Tuesday, and those storms included “frequent lightning strikes.”
The mural was created a year ago by Toledo artist David Ross. According to local media.. This is a memorial site for Floyd, and the killing of Floyd’s former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin prompted protests and calls to reconsider systematic racism across the country.
This article was originally published in USA TODAY: George Floyd’s mural in Toledo collapses after a possible lightning strike