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Washington D.C. mayor has "Black Lives Matter" painted on street near White House

Credit: CBS News- Published on June 5, 2020
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had a message painted on a city street near the White House Friday morning: "Black Lives Matter." Bowser also had the section of 16th Street officially named "Black Lives Matter Plaza."
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Published on June 2, 2020 -  01:00
Confederate Monuments Removed or Defaced in Several Cities Amid Unrest
Confederate Monuments Removed or Defaced in Several Cities Amid Unrest Many George Floyd protests across the nation have turned violent, prompting the defacing and/or removal of confederate monuments. On Saturday, Nashville protesters tore down a statue of Edward Carmack, a politician from the early 1900s who had racist views and who attacked the writings of Ida B. Wells. According to 'The Washington Post,' the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, was graffitied with "Black Lives Matter," "No More White Supremecy" and other phrases on Sunday. Some of the monuments have even been removed by city officials or owners. According to 'The New York Times,' the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, had their Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument removed on Monday after it was defaced by protesters. According to NBC News, the United Daughters of the Confederacy removed a statue of a Confederate soldier in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday. It will reportedly be moved somewhere else.

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