A George Floyd mural in Manchester was not chosen over a Lee Rigby memorial14 May 2021What was claimed Manchester City Council commissioned a mural of George Floyd over one of Lee Rigby. Our verdict Manchester City Council said they made no decision about the George Floyd mural in the city’s Northern Quarter. A Facebook post, claims that Labour councillors in Manchester chose to approve a city centre mural of George Floyd over one of Lee Rigby. There was a George Floyd mural in Stevenson Square in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. However, we spoke to Manchester City Council who told us it was “a complete fabrication” that councillors had to choose between a George Floyd or Lee Rigby memorial.