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DC renames section of street near White House ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza,’ paints huge mural

Credit: Chicago S-T- Published on June 5, 2020
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Published on June 5, 2020 -  01:20
Street Near White House Renamed 'Black Lives Matter Plaza'
Street Near White House Renamed 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' The order was made by Mayor Muriel Bowser, who also had a 50-foot "BLACK LIVES MATTER" mural made near Lafayette Park. According to NBC Washington, the project was done by a city public works crew. Mayor Bowser, via Twitter BlackLivesMatter DC has criticized the mural, saying it distracts from real policy changes. According to her chief of staff, John Falcicchio, the mayor's decision for the painting was to make it clear the city owns the street. John Falcicchio, via Twitter Earlier this week, authorities forcefully removed protesters around the park to let President Trump visit a church. Smoke canisters and pepper spray were used to disperse the crowd for what critics called a "photo-op." Bowser said the president's actions were "shameful," and she has asked for military presence to leave the nation's capital.

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