D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Renames Intersection Near White House Black Lives Matter Plaza
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has an important message to share: Black Lives Matter. On Friday the Democratic leader had the words, now used as a rallying cry for the movement to end state-sanctioned violence, painted along 16th Street in bold yellow lettering. She also renamed the street in front of the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza,” a move that is likely to get the attention of the impeached president.
Over the last week, the streets of the capital have been home to a number of protests triggered by the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd among others. Demonstrators have left the comforts of their home in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic to demand police reform and accountability for the men and women who callously take Black lives without consequence.