The city of Washington, D.C. on Friday renamed a section of 16th Street in front of the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza NW."
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser shared a video of the road sign going up and said, "The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially 'Black Lives Matter Plaza'":
Another video from the scene shows Mayor Bowser overseeing the installation of the new sign as onlookers cheer:
"We want to call attention today to making sure our nation is more fair and more just and that black lives and that black humanity matter in our nation," Bowser said.
🔦 This is the same street where the city of D.C. commissioned painters to write "Black Lives Matter" in giant letters on the road leading to the White House in anticipation of a large protest on Saturday.
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