Last June, artists Pierre Nagley and Lindsay Burke created the murals in Kieth’s Alley, an area stretching behind the businesses along Xenia Avenue where artists have painted murals since the late 1980s.
The subject of the mural, George Floyd, was a Black man killed in Minneapolis by police. His death sparked protests across the country, including in Dayton.
More information about the vandalism and how it occurred was not immediately available.
The Yellow Springs mural is not the first mural in the Dayton area to be vandalized. A Sugarcreek Twp. mural commemorating George Floyd was vandalized last year. The mural was underneath Washington Mill Road in Mill Bridge Launch in Sugarcreek Twp.
Staff Writers Lisa Powell and Parker Perry contributed to this report.