The black woman was arrested for throwing paint on the Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower, broadcast the whole stunt live, and did it again just hours later in Harlem and Brooklyn.
Bevelyn Beatty, 29, posted videos on her Facebook page showing her smeared paint on the Midtown skyscraper and BLM murals in Harlem and on Fulton Street later in the evening, and then gloated from her home in another video.
“Yeah, we did an entire night,” he said in the most recent post. “Let me tell you something, yesterday was epic.”
Beatty is first seen in a video in Manhattan around 3 p.m. Saturday, passing more than a dozen cans of paint in the back of a truck as two other women help her, as a police officer watches and looks at her. he asks but does nothing to intervene.
“What are you doing with all that painting?” the unidentified policeman asked.
“Decoration,” Beatty replied.
Decor? Probably not the decoration we’re thinking of, right? said the officer. “What are you decorating?”
“I am black,” Beatty replied. “I’m going to paint it black.”
She is then seen picking up one of the cans, passing the police officer, crossing Fifth Avenue and toward the mural, where she throws the paint over BLM’s bright white letters as she screams as several passersby watch.
Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter, right? Beatty says. “For blacks. This is for blacks. They are destroying businesses for blacks. They are looting the blacks.
“No, she says. “No. We are not standing with Black Lives Matter. We want our police. Reimburse our police.
Beatty of Staten Island was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, but was released only a few hours later, before quickly returning to work.
A second video posted on his Facebook page, titled “Harlem Drive By Painting,” shows Beatty and his team spilling paint from the back of the same minivan as it rolls over the mural at 7th Avenue and West 125th Street.
A second, a red car, passes over the paint behind the truck.
“What’s wrong with you? You’re a black woman,” you hear a man scream at the vandals. “What the hell is wrong with you? You’re a black woman.
Residents are seen throwing cans and debris as they walk away.
In a third video released early Sunday, Beatty and another woman are seen throwing black paint on another mural on Fulton Street in Brooklyn.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are in Brooklyn and it is not over,” he said. “Jesus matters. We are recovering our country. We are recovering it. And let me tell you something, the police need our help. They cannot be alone. Don’t just sit around doing nothing and watch your country fall to the ground. ”
“Support your police force, vote for Trump, vote for Republicans, vote for Christians and stand up, Christians,” he continues, as an unidentified cohort adds: “Vote for the ungodly, demonic, and antichrist people of this nation. . “
Several people are seen approaching the two women and a man who is filming a video of the incident and confronts them for disfiguring the mural, many of them angry, before Beatty and his team leave around 12:40 a.m.
Beatty’s arrest for vandalism of the Trump Tower was the third time the sign was damaged.
Four people were arrested around 4:15 pm Friday and charged with throwing blue paint on the mural. Shortly after noon on Monday, a man approached the mural and poured red paint on it before running away.
Around 12:45 p.m., a white man on a Citi bicycle stopped in front of the mural with a can of paint in what appeared to be another attempt.
But the man put down the can and ran after police at the scene warned him not to continue.