The Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower, which was completed just last week, has been vandalized.
Red paint was discovered splattered across the giant yellow letters Monday.
Police are currently investigating this as a criminal mischief incident, and say that no arrests have been made as of this writing.
Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted early Monday evening that the Department of Transportation had already cleaned up the mural.
Mayor de Blasio and President Trump clashed over Twitter about the decision to locate the mural on the same block as of the president’s business headquarters, with Trump going so far as to call the mural a “symbol of hate.”
De Blasio responded promptly to Trump’s tweet, explaining how America’s wealth, and also Trump’s, was built on the backs of enslaved Black men and women.
More Black Lives Matter street murals are being painted in each of the five boroughs.
Another mural was unveiled Thursday in Lower Manhattan along a stretch of Centre Street, which is being co-renamed to Black Lives Matter Boulevard.
The NYPD is asking anyone with information about the vandalized mural to contact the police.