Woman who defaced Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower strikes again in Brooklyn
The black woman busted for dumping paint on the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower live-streamed the entire stunt — and was at it again just hours later in Brooklyn.
Bevelyn Beatty, 29, posted videos to her Facebook page showing her smearing paint on the Midtown skyscraper and a second BLM mural on Fulton Street early Sunday, then gloated about it from home on yet another video.
“Ya’ll, we did an all-nighter,” she said in the most recent post. “Let me tell you something, yesterday was epic.”
Beatty is first seen on video in Manhattan around 3 p.m. Saturday going through more than a dozen cans of paint in the back of a van while two other women assist her, as a cop looks on and questions her but does nothing to intervene.
“What are you guys doing with all that paint?” the unidentified cop asked.
“Decorating,” Beatty replied.
“Decorating? Probably not the decorating we’re thinking of, right?” the officer said. “What are you decorating?”
“I’m black,” Beatty answered. “Imma paint it black.”
She is then seen picking up one of the cans, walking past the cop, across Fifth Avenue, and to the mural, where she dumps the paint on the bright yellow BLM letters while yelling as several passersby look on.
“Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter, right?” Beatty says. “For the Black people. This is for the black people. They’re destroying business for black people. They’re looting for black people.”
“No,” she says. “No. We’re not standing with Black Lives Matter. We want our police. Refund our police.”
Beatty, of Staten Island, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief but was free just hours later — before promptly going back to work.
In a second video posted early Sunday, Beatty and another woman are seen dumping black paint on another mural on Fulton Street in Brooklyn.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we’re in Brooklyn and it ain’t over,” she said. “Jesus matters. We’re taking our country back. We’re taking it back. And let me tell you something, the police need our help. They can’t s and alone. Don’t just sit by idly and watch your country go to the ground.”
“Stand with your police force, vote for Trump, vote Republican, vote for Christians, and stand up, Christians,” she continues, as an unidentified cohort adds: “Vote the ungodly, demonic, anti-Christ people out of this nation.”
Several people are seen approaching the two women and a man who is shooting video of the incident and confronting them about defacing the mural — many of them angrily — before Beatty and her crew leave around 12:40 a.m.
According to police, yet another BLM mural was vandalized in Harlem Sunday, with an unknown vandal pouring paint on the letters at 7th Avenue and West 125th Street, then smearing the paint by driving over it in a dark vehicle.
Beatty’s arrest for the Trump Tower vandalism was the third time that sign has been marred.
Four people were arrested Friday around 4:15 p.m. and charged with dumping blue paint on the mural. Shortly after noon on Monday, a man walked up to the mural and poured red paint over it before running off.
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