BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove condemned vandals in the George Floyd protests, saying, "This has got to stop."
On Sunday Grove shared a photo to her Facebook page of a man sitting in front of the Bakersfield Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial in Downtown Bakersfield. The memorial had been spray-painted during Friday's protest. According to Grove's post, the man has been "guarding" the memorial for hours.
Grove went on to say the following:
What happened to Mr. Floyd was horrific and unacceptable. Those that took Mr. Floyds life should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Destroying our cities, our communities, and damaging memorials that honor our Veterans that protect your right to free speech has just got to stop. You that engage in this behavior should also be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There is no honor for Mr. Floyd with what we are watching around our Nation.
Several people were arrested Friday night following the first Bakersfield protest. A handful of others have been accused of vandalism since.