Today the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announced charges against 42-year-old Nichole Anderson and 53-year-old David Nelson. The pair were charged with three misdemeanor counts, including a hate crime.
Stemming from an incident over the weekend whereas community members had obtained a city permit to paint the mural in downtown Martinez in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. After the words were painted on the street in bright yellow, a white man and woman showed up.The woman began painting over the mural in black paint while the man spoke with a crowd of onlookers. Police shared video from the scene, which shows a woman using a roller to paint over part of the mural while the man says, “We’re sick of this narrative.”