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An Act of God? George Floyd Mural in Ohio Falls After Being Struck by Lightning


Well, who saw this coming?

A mural of George Floyd in Toledo Ohio fell overnight, after allegedly being struck by lightning according to several eye witnesses.

The artist behind the mural, David Ross, says he believes that it was either an act of God or vandalism that toppled the mural.

This does beg a few very important questions:

If it was God, are protestors going to march in the streets against him (or climate change)?

If Ross truly believes it was vandalism, how long before BLM blames conservatives or “white Nationalism?”

Daily Wire has the latest on this possible "Act of God:"

A lighting blast demolished a mural of George Floyd in Toledo, Ohio, on Tuesday, according to the city’s fire department.

The piece had been painted onto the side of a shuttered bar, according to Toledo’s The Blade. The art work crumbled amid a storm shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening according to police.

The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department officially attributed the destruction to a lightning strike based on witness accounts and an investigation of the scene. City building inspector Hugh Koogan has disputed the report, however, saying the wall had been showing signs of weakness for some time and likely just gave way on its own.

“It was just age. It just came away,” Koogan told the Blade. “It happens to the older buildings.”

Artist David Ross, who painted the mural, says he believes the mural was either destroyed by an act of God or vandalism. Ross said that while painting the mural, he saw the strength of the wall first-hand and said it should’ve remained standing for much longer.

Witnesses say they saw lightning strike the mural before it collapsed.

Fox News has more:

A mural in remembrance of George Floyd in Toledo, Ohio, was reduced to rubble after a reported lightning strike.

Witnesses told Toledo Police that a lightning strike destroyed the mural, and doppler radar shows a strike hit at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday near where the mural was painted.

Photos of the destruction show part of the brick wall reduced to rubble, with fragments of mural still remaining on the wall along its border.

The piece, titled "Take a Breath," was created by local artist David Ross about one year ago in honor of Floyd, who was murdered in Minneapolis last Memorial Day by police officer Derek Chauvin.

Ross said he received threats over the mural and speculated the destruction could have been caused by vandalism and not lightning.

"When I did the mural, there was stuff on the wall that I couldn’t remove and that let me know how strong that structure was," Ross told the Toledo Blade. "The lightning thing, that’s possible, but I know it didn’t just fall."


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