George Floyd Mural – Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland

Title

George Floyd Mural – Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland

Coverage

West Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland (55°58'08.4"N 3°08'14.7"W)

Description

This mural was photographed on 2 June 2020 – eight days after the murder of George Floyd – on the western side of Portobello Beach in Edinburgh, Scotland. This wall previously had anti-racist graffiti in opposition to the treatment of refugees by the British government, though most of the examples of street art on the wall are tags.

The mural is centered on George Floyd's name next to a tombstone with RIP and his date of death. The mural includes the names of two of the police officers involved in the arrest and murder of George Floyd. Their names sit above images of pigs with crossed out eyes (presumably representing dead police officers) along with the acronym ACAB (all cops are bastards).

Rights

Artist Unknown. Photographer: Nicolas Le Bigre (n.lebigre@abdn.ac.uk) (Photograph also included as part of Lockdown Lore Collection Project at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen.)

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping

Date

Contributor

HS

Identifier

UAM-GF_2140

Files

2020-06-02_George_Floyd_Mural_Edinburgh_Portobello_Beach.jpg

Collection

Citation

“George Floyd Mural – Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland,” George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art , accessed May 5, 2021, https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/items/show/2140.

Comments

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