According to abcnews.go.com, a major street in Washington D.C that leads to the White House, has been painted with bold, bright-yellow letters reading “BLACK LIVES MATTER.” at the behest of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The giant letters are painted just two blocks from Lafayette Square, where on Monday U.S. Park Police and other law enforcement agencies used what protesters described as tear gas to make way for the president’s walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church where he took a photo holding a Bible.
“There are people who are craving to be heard and to be seen, and to have their humanity recognized, and we had the opportunity to send that message loud and clear on a very important street in our city,” Bowser said at a press conference. “And it is that message, and that message is to the American people, that Black Lives Matter black humanity matters, and we as a city raise that up as part of our values as a city,”
The mayor said that the people who painted it were from the D.C. Public Works department.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser also has ordered the stretch of 16th Street NW between H and K streets renamed “Black Lives Matter PLZ,” she told reporters at a press conference today.
The new sign bearing the plaza’s name has been put up at 16th and H streets.
Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/dc-mayor-unveils-black-lives-matter-painted-streets/story?id=71088808
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