Washington DC depicts a giant yellow letter message on a busy DC street ahead of a weekend event: BLACK LIVES MATTER.
The huge banner-shaped project spans two blocks from 16th Street, a central axis that leads directly south to the White House. Each of the 16 bold yellow letters spans the width of the two-lane street, creating an incomparable visual easily spotted by aerial cameras and virtually anyone within a few blocks.
The painters were contacted by D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser and started work early Friday morning, the mayor’s office told CNN. Bowser officially judged the section of 16th street carrying the mural “Black Lives Matter Plaza”, with a new sign.
Washington has witnessed more than a week of protests in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. St. John’s Church, the site of President Trump’s criticized photo shoot during a peaceful protest, is along the road that now carries the BLM message. They will continue this weekend, including a Saturday which should generate strong participation.