BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Police are looking to identify two people in connection with the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter art installation in Allston.
The incident happened at about 9:20 pm on Thursday in the area of 321 Lincoln Street.
A photo released by Boston Police shows the man who allegedly spray painted some of the yellow letters. He was with a woman at the time.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: A man is seen spray painting over a #BlackLivesMatter art installation in Allston Thursday night. Boston Police are now looking for the man and woman in the video. #WBZ pic.twitter.com/SgwTVPT5mB
— Nick Emmons WBZ (@NickEmmonsTV) July 11, 2020
The mural is bolted to a MassDOT fence along the Mass Pike. A store owner across the street from the sign has surveillance video of the incident.
“He just came up with a black can of spray paint, just started filling in the word black,” the store owner told WBZ. “Someone in the neighborhood caught it right afterwards, the paint was still wet and they started cleaning it off.”
The store owner said this is not the first time the sign has been vandalized.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police.