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St. Patrick's Cathedral vandalized with graffiti amid anti-police protests

St. Patrick's Cathedral graffiti
Posted at 10:21 AM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 10:27:56-04

MANHATTAN — St. Patrick’s Cathedral was targeted on Saturday by vandals who scrawled profanities on the outside of the iconic Fifth Avenue landmark.

Photos of the graffiti show the words “F--k,” “BLM,” and “NYPDK” written in red or black spray paint.

Matthew Breslin, who identifies himself as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of New York, posted a photo of the graffiti on Saturday.

“Protestors (sic) vandalized St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC today. ‘Father forgive them…’” he tweeted.

It’s unclear what time the graffiti occurred. The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for information.

Saturday marked the third day of protests in Manhattan and other boroughs over the Minneapolis police custody death of George Floyd.