Pittsburgh BLM mural vandalized with paintballs; help wanted to ID men responsible

BLM mural along river walk vandalized with paintballs

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are looking for two men who are accused of shooting paintballs at the Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Pittsburgh.

Video on social media shows the men walking past the mural on the river walk near Point State Park and shooting several paintballs at the mural.

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Police released pictures of the men they believe are involved.

“I turn around and I see these men shooting at the murals,” said Stephanie Coles.

Coles was there on Saturday to witness and film the vandalism.

“If anything happens, I need to get this on video because, in my opinion, they need to be held accountable for this kind of hate,” Coles said.

This isn’t the first time the river walk installment has been targeted. Back in July, someone wrote the word ‘thug’ over Antwon Rose’s face.

“People say it’s graffiti. It’s not a graffiti thing. It’s a tool of expression. It’s a public art installation. It’s something that should be respected by the city and the people in in," Camerin Nesbit who helped paint the mural said.

Anyone with information about the men should call police at 412-323-7800.

Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Pittsburgh vandalized