Lightning has stricken down a George Floyd mural in Ohio.
At least, that is what some witnesses are alleging……
The mural is now almost completely destroyed, and some people are pictured trying to sort through the rubble caused by the alleged lightning.
Other witnesses claim that the mural was built in a poor way, and that they had noticed the wall weakening over time, but fire department officials have since confirmed that it was due to lightning.
Take a look:
The George Floyd mural on the side of this building in Toledo, Ohio collapsed today. Witnesses told authorities that the mural was struck by lightning before it collapsed #Lightning #Toledo #Ohio #BLM #GeorgeFloyd #Police #ThinBlueLine #News 📸 via WTVG pic.twitter.com/DdHositU5g
— The Grand Old Tribune 🇺🇸 (@GrandOldTribune) July 14, 2021
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
National File reports:
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.”
— Roshawn Jones (@Roshawn_Jones) July 11, 2020
WTOL 11, a local CBS affiliate, captured the events:
The piece was created by Toledo artist David Ross just about one year ago. He said the artwork stands as a memorial and reminder to never forget what happened that day in May of 2020.
A witness who saw the wall fall told TFRD they had seen a lightning bolt strike the building. The department later confirmed the strike to be the cause of the collapse.