Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Changes Street Name to Black Lives Matter Plaza

Black Lives Matter Street Sign, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Black Lives Matter

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced that the town has renamed a side road in honor of the Black Lives Matter motion. 

Taking to social media on Friday, she shared photos of an intersection being renamed to Black Lives Matter Plaza. In the video, folks can also be observed accumulating and applauding as the road signal is put in. 

“The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza,'” Bowser declared on Twitter. Her fans have been fast to voice their make stronger. 

“Honestly, this is a great symbol,” one Twitter consumer wrote, adopted through every other who tweeted, “THANK YOU MAYOR!!!!.” Another follower chimed in, writing, “Thank YOU 4 making HISTORY today.” Celebrating Bowser’s initiative, one individual tweeted, “Thank you, Mayor, for standing up for justice and all residents of DC.”

Earlier within the day, Bowser additionally had the phrases “Black Lives Matter” painted in large yellow letters alongside 16th Street NW.

“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,” Bowser mentioned, consistent with NBC Washtington.

Sharing an aerial view of the newly remodeled side road on Twitter, Bowser paid tribute to Breonna Taylor, a black girl who was once killed through Louisville police, in her caption. “Breonna Taylor, on your birthday, let us stand with determination,” she wrote. “Determination to make America the land it ought to be.”

Addressing the dying of George Floyd and the protests that experience shaped within the wake of his passing, Bowser shared an uplifting message to inspire activism. “Our power is in peace, in our voices, and in the ballot box,” she tweeted. “It’s in our families and our children. It’s in the hurt we feel translated into activism and community organization. It’s in the despair we feel translated into help for one another.”

She persevered, “Our power DC, is in who we are as a city. We show up, we get heard, and we hold hands through tough times. Count on each other and on us to move our country forward. On my commitment to take steps to continually improve police community relations.”

Bower added, “We know this: violence will not solve violence. Hate will not drive out hate. No matter the question, love is always the answer.”

“E! stands in solidarity with the black community against systemic racism and oppression experienced every day in America,” the community mentioned in a commentary on May 31. “We owe it to our black staff, talent, production partners and viewers to demand change and accountability. To be silent is to be complicit. #BlackLivesMatter.”

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