Via Twitter: Mayor Muriel Bowser

As President Trump threatens to unleash military force on Black Lives Matter protestors across the country, Washington DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser has commissioned a giant BLM mural on 16th Street, next to the White House.

All caps, 50-ft-tall lettering has been painted from curb to curb, the entire length of the block. The mural was designed by D.C. artist Benxett and his team, which included city workers and community members.

Mayor Bower later announced that the stretch of 16 Street will now be called Black Lives Matter Plaza.

‘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,’ Mayor Bowser said.

It remains to be seen whether Trump will see the sign from the White House windows – or whether he’ll spend another weekend on the golf course in Florida.

[Via B.Scott on Instagram]

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