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'Black Lives Matter' Painted on D.C. Street Leading to the White House with Mayor's Permission

'Black Lives Matter' Painted on D.C. Street Leading to the White House with Mayor's Permission

The words “Black Lives Matter” have been painted in yellow on the street that leads to the White House in Washington, D.C.

Mayor Muriel Bowser gave her full support for the mural to be painted on 16th Street between K and H Streets and she also renamed a section of the street to “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”

John J. Falcicchio, who works on the Mayor’s staff, tweeted, “There was a dispute this week about whose street this is. Mayor Bowser wanted to make it abundantly clear that this is DC’s street and to honor demonstrators who peacefully protesting on Monday evening.”

The street painting came after Mayor Bowser asked the president to “withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from Washington, D.C.”

Watch a video of volunteers painting the mural below.

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Posted to: Black Lives Matter, Muriel Bowser

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