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Vanessa Bryant Thankful Protestors 'Saved' Kobe Bryant Murals Around L.A.

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By Clark Sparky

Massive protests have broken out in Los Angeles the last several nights following the police killing of George Floyd. While some of the demonstrations have turned violent and destructive one thing that has not been destroyed are the murals of Kobe Bryant around the city.

On Monday, Kobe's widow Vanessa took to her Instagram Story to show how thankful she was that the protestors "saved" the remembrances of her late husband.

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Vanessa shared a series of videos and photos that show the murals untouched. "Mural of Kobe (and Natalia) saved," she wrote on one local news video that showed fires burning around it. "Kobe and Gigi untouched," she wrote in another.

This isn't the first time Vanessa has touched on the Floyd protests. Over the weekend she shared a photo of Kobe wearing a "I can't breathe" t-shirt after Eric Garner was killed by police in New York City.

"My husband wore this shirt years ago and yet here we are again.💔#ICANTBREATHE. Life is so fragile. Life is so unpredictable. Life is too short. Let’s share and embrace the beautiful qualities and similarities we all share as people. Drive out hate. Teach respect and love for all at home and school. Spread LOVE. Fight for change- register to VOTE. Do not use innocent lives lost as an excuse to loot. BE AN EXAMPLE OF THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE. #BLACKLIVESMATTER," she wrote in the caption.

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While there have been images of violence and looting during the seven nights of protesting, Floyd's own brother is asking for people to remain peaceful.

"Sometimes I get angry, I want to bust some heads, too," Terrance Floyd told ABC News' Alex Perez during an interview this weekend. "I wanna ... just go crazy. But I’m here. My brother wasn’t about that. My brother was about peace. You’ll hear a lot of people say he was a gentle giant."

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He went on to add that protestors destroying their communities is "not necessary" to make their point.

"If his own family and blood are trying to deal with it and be positive about it, and go another route to seek justice, then why are you out here tearing up your community?" he asked. "Because when you’re finished and turn around and want to go buy something, you done tore it up. So now you messed up your own living arrangements. So just relax. Justice will be served."

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