Woman accused of defacing BLM mural outside Trump Tower for third time

Activist and pro Trump supporter Giulet Dita Germanotta

Rashid Umar Abbasi

Rashid Umar Abbasi

Rashid Umar Abbasi

Rashid Umar Abbasi

Rashid Umar Abbasi

August 23, 2020

A serial demonstrator was busted Sunday for defacing the Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower — for the third time, according to police.

Giulet Dita Germanotta, 39, was dressed as Lady Liberty and smeared in red paint when she wheeled a hand truck up to the block-sized Midtown mural around 2:15 p.m., then allegedly splashed pink paint on the controversial street sign and held up a Trump 2020 sign in front of photographers.

Germanotta was arrested at the scene and charged with criminal mischief, according to police sources — who said it was the third time she was taken into custody for defacing the mural ordered by Mayor Bill de Blasio last month.

She was arrested Aug. 5 for allegedly pouring blue paint on the large yellow letters painted across the Fifth Avenue block outside the president's Big Apple residence, just days after it was cleaned from an earlier act of vandalism.

It was not immediately clear when the other alleged incident took place.

The mural has been the constant target of vandals since it was commissioned by de Blasio and painted on July 9 — one of several painted across the five boroughs in support of New Yorkers protesting the May 25 police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Last month, a 29-year-old black woman, Bevenlyn Beatty, was charged with dumping black paint on the Trump Tower video, live-streaming the entire stunt on Facebook — then did the same thing hours later at murals in Harlem and Brooklyn.

She could not be reached for comment.

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