Black Lives Matter Painted On Road Leading to White House

Washington, D.C. (Friday, May 5, 2020) – The road leading to the White House has a new look today.  Under the direction of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, crews were out early this morning painting huge yellow letters spelling out the words “BLACK LIVES MATTER.”  The new messaging is along 16th Street, NW between K and H Streets.  It comes as tens of thousands of peaceful demonstrators are expected to descend along the area this weekend to continue protesting against police brutality.

Mayor Bowser came to see the finished work. “We are working to make sure our nation is more fair and more just and that Black Lives and Black humanity matter, said Bowser.  The mayor also dedicated the street near St. John’s Episcopal Church near Lafayette Square as Black Lives Matter Plaza.  The church was the subject of vandals earlier this week..