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2 people were caught on camera vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural in California, calling it ‘a leftist lie’

Police in Martinez, California, are on the lookout for a woman and a man who vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural on Saturday.
Police in Martinez, California, are on the lookout for a woman and a man who vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural on Saturday.

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  • A man and woman were filmed on Saturday vandalizing a freshly painted Black Lives Matter mural in Martinez, California.

  • The pair also said they are “sick of this narrative” of racism and police brutality, adding, “It’s a leftist lie.”

  • Justin Gomez, who spearheaded the effort to create the mural, said he decided to do so after fliers promoting white supremacy began making the rounds in the Bay Area city.

  • “I wasn’t surprised that it was vandalized, but I was surprised by how brazen they were,” he said of the vandals.

  • Police are investigating the case with Chief Manjit Sappal saying that “the damage to the mural was divisive and hurtful.”

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Hampton Inn worker fired for calling cops on Black guests; Police open ‘internal investigation’

A Hampton Inn employee has been fired after calling the police on a Black family using the hotel’s swimming pool in Williamston, North Carolina.

“Hampton by Hilton has zero tolerance for racism or discrimination of any kind. On Saturday, we were alerted to an online video of a guest incident at one of our franchise properties,” Shruti Gandhi Buckley, the Global Head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement to USA TODAY Monday. “The team member is no longer employed at the hotel.”

In a nearly 10-minute Facebook Live video shared across social media, a white hotel employee and two Williamston police officers approach a Black woman who is using the pool with her children. They ask the woman, identified on her social media account as Anita Williams-Wright, to prove that she’s staying at the hotel. 

“I can’t believe this happened to me and my kids,” Williams-Wright captioned the

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Hampton Inn employee fired for calling cops on Black guests at the pool; Hilton apologizes

A Hampton Inn employee has been fired after calling the police on a Black family using the hotel’s swimming pool in Williamston, North Carolina.

“Hampton by Hilton has zero tolerance for racism or discrimination of any kind. On Saturday, we were alerted to an online video of a guest incident at one of our franchise properties,” Shruti Gandhi Buckley, the Global Head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement to USA TODAY Monday. “The team member is no longer employed at the hotel.”

In a nearly 10-minute Facebook Live video shared across social media, a white hotel employee and two Williamston police officers approach a Black woman who is using the pool with her children. They ask the woman, identified on her social media account as Anita Williams-Wright, to prove that she’s staying at the hotel.

“I can’t believe this happened to me and my kids,” Williams-Wright captioned the

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