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Statue of Breonna Taylor Vandalized in Downtown Oakland

Police in Oakland, California are searching for the person(s) who destroyed a sculpture honoring Breonna Taylor this weekend.

The sculpture was installed two weeks ago as a memorial to Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was shot and killed by police in her Louisville, Kentucky home on March 13.

Leo Carson, the artist who created the sculpture, told KGO-TV that he was “stunned and shocked and hurt and angry” after seeing the smashed sculpture.

“Just a whole bunch of emotions,” he said. “It felt like I was personally attacked and also they attacked Breonna Taylor and the BLM movement.”

Oakland police said a report has been filed for the vandalism and they are investigating the incident.

Carson, who said he paid for the sculpture out of his own pocket, is hoping to raise money to repair the statue and have it bronzed.

He launched a GoFundeMe campaign with a goal of $5,000.

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