Washington, DC, will shutter a lot of its downtown streets Saturday in preparation for mass protests — only a day after the town’s mayor shone a literal highlight on her determination to rename the streets across the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
Mayor Muriel Bowser added gentle projections to the world, shortly after the brand new moniker was painted in large yellow letters down 16th Avenue.
“@MayorBowser’s Chief of Workers John Falcicchio simply instructed me the Mayor put in new Black Lives Matter gentle projections near the White House. They’re on two buildings on the newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza,” NBC reporter Shomari Stone tweeted Friday.
Bowser, who President Trump slammed as “incompetent,” then posted one other view of BLM Plaza.
“You awake? Right here’s the view from house,” she wrote early Saturday, together with an aerial photograph of the DC plaza that’s been the scene of mass protests and the place she had high-powered floodlights put in.
Bowser introduced the renaming earlier Friday: “The part of 16th road in entrance of the White House is now formally ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza,’” she wrote.
The renaming is extensively seen as a public rebuke of President Trump’s alleged use of army drive to clear demonstrators from the world days earlier.
Police on Saturday shut down most vehicular site visitors near the White House beginning at 6 a.m., the Washington Submit reported.