Washington’s Newest Landmark: Black Lives Matter Plaza

The Washington Post:

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser renamed a street in front of the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” on Friday and emblazoned the slogan in massive yellow letters on the road, a pointed salvo in her escalating dispute with President Trump over control of D.C. streets.

Overhead view from a nearby rooftop. The perfect message, rendered beautifully.

There is a profound “the pen is mightier than the sword” aspect to the political deftness of this. The U.S. military is the world’s biggest sword, but the street leading to the White House makes for a grand canvas for a pen.

Update: Great shot here from BBC News, and a satellite view for scale.

Friday, 5 June 2020