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DC Ceremonially Names Street to White House After Black Lives Matter
NBC 4 ^ | 6/5/20 | Sophia Barnes and Justin Finch

Posted on 06/06/2020 9:22:49 AM PDT by Mozilla

The city of Washington, D.C., is echoing a call for justice by ceremonially naming a road and painting an unmissable message on a street that leads to the White House: Black lives matter.

A section of 16th Street in front of the White House is now ceremonially named Black Lives Matter Plaza, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday. Earlier, the road was painted with huge yellow letters spelling out the name of the movement.

"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.

A green street sign reading Black Lives Matter Plaza was affixed Friday morning to a lamp post outside St. John's Church. That's where federal forces used munitions and pepper spray on Monday to clear peaceful protesters and make way for President Donald Trump to take a photo outside the iconic yellow and white building, which was damaged by a fire during protests.

Before dawn Friday, a D.C. Department of Public Works crew closed the street so painting could begin. The yellow letters stretch from curb to curb of 16th Street NW between H and K streets.

BLM

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcwashington.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacklivesmatter; dc; terrorism; whitehouse
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1 posted on 06/06/2020 9:22:49 AM PDT by Mozilla
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The next mayor will probably pave over it, or just allow the print to deteriorate. It would take a lot of time and federal money to maintain those huge yellow letters. That street name needs to be reversed as well. BLM is too divisive.


2 posted on 06/06/2020 9:28:50 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Mozilla

Defacing government property. Arrest them.

Any streets named Hispanic Lives Matter? Asian Lives Matter? All Lives Matter?


3 posted on 06/06/2020 9:29:12 AM PDT by bgill (Idiots. CDC site doesn't recommend wearing a mask to protect from COVID-19)
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To: Mozilla

The street that points directly at the front door of the White House, through Lafayette Square. Same block where the “peaceful protestors” burned the historic ‘church of presidents.’ This is a big FU to our country from forces that wish to topple us.


4 posted on 06/06/2020 9:29:27 AM PDT by sockhead
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Totally ignorant Canadian here. How could a mayor of any city have authority to evict anyone from a private hotel, let alone the National Guard in the Nation’s Capital? What kind of f’d up system do you have that gives kind of authority to a mayor? She should be in jail for insurrection and obstruction of justice.


5 posted on 06/06/2020 9:30:44 AM PDT by littleharbour ("You take on the intel community they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you" C. Schumer)
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To: Mozilla

Libs can really get stuff done in a hurry when they are pandering to their base, but when it’s time to do real work, they’re always AWOL


6 posted on 06/06/2020 9:32:03 AM PDT by The Louiswu (MAGAa)
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To: bgill

Next up, LGBQ. They haven’t had any attention lately.


7 posted on 06/06/2020 9:35:02 AM PDT by sockhead
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To: Mozilla

And the exclamation point is The White House. You know that is next to change when Trump is no longer there in January 2025.


8 posted on 06/06/2020 9:35:32 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (Welcf theome to North Mexico, Gringxo's it...)
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Hey, why not do this on “the former” Monument Avenue in Richmond. That would certainly add value to the neighborhood.


9 posted on 06/06/2020 9:38:24 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (Welcf theome to North Mexico, Gringxo's it...)
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Just about all of this crap is for appearances. Look at us. Look at our signs. See how upset we are. Watch us do what we do on TV. Let us show the world what kind of people we really are.


10 posted on 06/06/2020 9:39:40 AM PDT by equaviator (If it seems like it's too bad to be true, then it probably isn't.)
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It’s a deliberate insult to Trump. Anyone who didn’t think this WHOLE crisis was about getting Trump had better think again.


11 posted on 06/06/2020 9:40:58 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Never forget Justine Damond, murdered by a NON-WHITE, NON-CHRISTIAN cop. (Oh, and no riots))
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To: gathersnomoss

When will they rename the city? It is named after a slave owner.


12 posted on 06/06/2020 9:42:09 AM PDT by Vehmgericht (12)
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To: Mozilla

When does the city come back to add the Dead End sign?


13 posted on 06/06/2020 9:43:55 AM PDT by FirstFlaBn
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I wonder how much it cost to paint that. I’m sure this racist -itch will be coming to the federal government for more money because she doesn’t have enough to run her city, but she can find $$ for that BS act.


14 posted on 06/06/2020 9:47:39 AM PDT by falcon99 (qu)
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It would only take a few buckets of paint in the middle of the night to eradicate BLACK and replace it with ALL.


15 posted on 06/06/2020 10:01:28 AM PDT by MrChips ("To wisdom belongs the apprehension of eternal things." - St. Augustine)
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SPJNK.


16 posted on 06/06/2020 10:05:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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“It would only take a few buckets of paint...”


That would be vandalism of public property. Painting over “BLACK” would constitute a hate crime!


17 posted on 06/06/2020 10:12:46 AM PDT by hanamizu
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To: Mozilla

Small things amuse small minds.


18 posted on 06/06/2020 10:13:23 AM PDT by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: MrChips

Sterling idea and it would cause Bowser’s head to explode.


19 posted on 06/06/2020 10:16:01 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Mozilla

Defacing Federal Property


20 posted on 06/06/2020 10:18:27 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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