St. Patrick's Cathedral Vandalized Amid George Floyd Protests

WCBS 880 Newsroom
June 01, 2020 - 9:32 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — St. Patrick's Cathedral was targeted by vandals as peaceful protests Saturday over the police custody death of George Floyd in Minnesota spiraled out of control in New York City.

Messages such as "no justice, no peace," "BLM," — for Black Lives Matter — and several F-words were spray painted in red and black letters on two walls of the cathedral. Floyd's name was also spray painted on the stairs.

St. Patrick's Cathedral vandalized
Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

Workers quickly moved to remove the graffiti.

Police are seeking two female suspects in connection with the incident. The NYPD said they were last seen fleeing on foot eastbound on East 51 Street toward Madison Avenue.

Surveillance images of the suspects were released by police on Monday.


Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Profanities were also spray painted on the Washington square Park arch.

Washington Square Park Arch vandalized
Kristie Keleshian/WCBS 880

Several businesses and dozens of police vehicles across the city were also vandalized amid the demonstrations, that resulted in nearly 350 arrests. 

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