New York Mayor Joined Activists Thursday to Paint “Black Lives Matter” in Giant Yellow Letters on Exclusive City Fifth Avenue Across from Trump Tower, Formerly the Crown Jewel in President Donald’s Real Estate Empire Trump.
While the doormen of the luxury apartment building looked at the shiny gold door, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, as well as the Reverend Al Sharpton, who praised George Floyd in Minneapolis early in the June joined dozens of people wearing masks pushing paint rollers to create the block. -long wall.
The Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25 after a white officer knelt on the black man’s neck.
High school student Betty Kubovy-Weiss, 16, of Manhattan, said her work in painting the “V” and “E” in “LIVES” was aimed at countering the “negativity and violence” of the Trump presidency.
“Black Lives Matter is an important statement in itself. Our president has generally been very critical of the movement in a way that, in my opinion, is very dangerous and detrimental to our nation,” Kubovy-Weiss told Reuters.
Last week, Trump on Twitter called the mural “a symbol of hate.”
Similar Black Lives Matter murals are planned in each of New York’s five boroughs and have appeared in the United States. They started in Washington, DC, where the massive message covered a street near the White House after authorities used pepper spray to disperse peaceful protesters and pave the way for Trump’s June 1 photo shoot showing him a Bible in front of the episcopal church of Saint-Jean. .
“It doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter – it just means it shouldn’t happen,” said James Wallace of New York. “We will not turn our heads and deny that there is racial violence.”
As a hot sun hit hundreds of gallons of paint drying in front of one of Manhattan’s most prestigious addresses, Blasio’s office tweeted a photo of the mural with the words: “NYC has a message for the world: #BlackLivesMatter. “