The Mayor of D.C. has not only changed the street in front of the White House to "Black Lives Matter Plaza," she's emblazoned it across the street, and requested Donald Trump remove the military presence from D.C.
As the protests in the wake of George Floyd's death continue into their second week, some cities have been more accommodating and responsive to the protestors' mission than others. The Mayor of the District of Columbia, Mayor Bowser, seems to be in that camp.
Today, she shared a letter on her Instagram page where she demanded President Trump remove the military presence and unidentified patrolling officers from the city, citing the end of her curfew this morning, and equally, peaceful protests from the night before, resulting in zero arrests or incidents. "I request that @realdonaldtrump withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from our city," she wrote above the letter, which you can read below.
However this is not her only show of solidarity with the people of D.C.-- as being seen across social media this morning, the city has emblazoned the street in front of the White House with the words: BLACK LIVES MATTER. She's also changed the street name, from 16th St, to Black Lives Matter Plaza. "The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially “Black Lives Matter Plaza”," Mayor Bowser announced.
Black Lives Matter Plaza sign in D.C. - Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
Check out footage from the scene in the posts below.