'Black Lives Matter' Painted on Street Near White House

A large street banner spelling ‘Black Lives Matter’ was painted on 16th Street in Washington on June 5 as Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that a section of the street had been renamed ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza.’

This video shows the 35-foot-tall yellow lettering on two blocks of 16th Street, a main access road to the White House.

NBC Washington reported that the DC Department of Public Works closed the street to allow the painting to take place. Credit: Muriel Bowser via Storyful