Over the weekend, two Black women from New York City were caught on camera defacing the Black Lives Matter mural that was painted on Fifth Avenue as well as murals in Brooklyn and Harlem. The two women who were charged with splashing paint over the Black Lives Matter murals have been identified as “attention-seeking anti-abortion protesters” known for similar stunts, according to The New York Daily News.
The two women were arrested Saturday afternoon. They have been identified as Edmee Chavannes, 39, and Bevelyn Beatty, 29. They live together in Staten Island, New York. Both were taken into custody and charged with criminal mischief.
On Sunday afternoon, Beatty, went on her Facebook Live to give an update on her antics. In the video, they are defending the police and implying they took care of them, although they claim they don’t want to get the police officers in trouble. Also laying claim that Black Lives Matter hates Black men and many other accusations to try to sully the purpose of the movement.
The two women are Trump supporters who have posted the videos of the vandalism they committed on the BLM murals.