Mayor Bill de Blasio paints Black Lives Matter on the streets

26 days ago

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio brought the Black Lives Matter development right to President Donald Trump's doorstep on Thursday.

As a major aspect of the city's endeavors to respect Black New Yorkers, the mayor, his wife, other elected authorities and volunteers painted the message in splendid yellow paint on Fifth Avenue, somewhere in the range of 56th and 57th lanes, straightforwardly before Trump Tower.

"Our city isn't just painting the words on Fifth Avenue. We're committed to the meaning of the message," de Blasio tweeted.

As the paint was applied, numerous spectators cheered and scoffed Trump's name.

"Black lives do matter, and I hope it's not just something written on street and driven over," Amber Fairweather told station WABC.

The city has painted Black Lives Matter paintings on boulevards in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Harlem, and will keep on painting more in the coming weeks, as indicated by the mayor's office.

Trump, who changed his lawful residency to Florida from New York a year ago, communicated outrage regarding the wall painting on Twitter in the course of the most recent fourteen days. In a couple of tweets on July 1, Trump said the paint was "denigrating this luxury Avenue," and added the city should spend more fighting crime.

"We are not denigrating anything. We are liberating Fifth Avenue," de Blasio said outside Trump Tower. "Who built this nation?"