A mural of deceased fentanyl user and Black Lives Matter icon George Floyd was destroyed earlier today in Toledo, Ohio after it was inexplicably struck by lightning, collapsing the wall entirely and likely offering a devastating blow to the morale of the local Black Lives Matter movement.
Local media reports that the “north Toledo mural has been reduced to rubble” after reportedly being struck by lightning. Fire and rescue responded to the previous site of the mural, but were unable to render aid to the collapsed wall featuring Floyd’s face. “A witness who saw the wall fold told TFRD they had seen a lightning bolt strike the building,” local media reported. “The department later confirmed the strike to be the cause of the collapse.”
Toledo’s George Floyd mural at Summit and Lagrange collapsed today. A city building inspector says it was “just age. It just came away.” They had noticed it bowing recently. pic.twitter.com/pXcFqfznFc
— Kaitlin Durbin (@njKaitlinDurbin) July 13, 2021
Video indicates the mural was created on July 10, 2020, meaning the idol to George Floyd lasted just over one year before being felled by nature. At the time of its creation, a Twitter user posted a video showing the mural being painted and wrote, “Community outreach with @Guttadave working on a mural in north Toledo Ohio in memories [sic] of George Floyd and all the people who died from Police brutality! !”
— KinG Roshawn Jones (@Roshawn_Jones) July 11, 2020
Icons to Floyd have become commonplace throughout the West since his death. Recently, one was defaced with black spray paint in Brooklyn. As National File reported, the monument commemorated Juneteenth and only lasted five days before it was defaced. “The George Floyd bust was splashed with black paint on the front, along with white graffiti painted on the sides that spelled out a URL linking to the website of the group claiming responsibility for the act. The statue was quickly restored during the day.”
A porn star also died under mysterious circumstances after facing severe online backlash from leftists and Black Lives Matter activists when she posted a topless photo of herself in front of another Black Lives Matter mural. A popular pornography news website “notes that ‘Sources familiar with the model also mentioned that in her private life she had been plagued by personal struggles,’ and, ‘Most recently, Skye had expressed anger and frustration at being targeted by abusive online trolls.’”