New York city mayor bill de Blasio on Thursday took part in putting on the asphalt the inscription Black Lives Matter (BLM, from the English. "black Lives matter") on a section of Fifth Avenue near The trump Tower. This is reported on the mayor's Twitter page, reports TASS.
The section of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets in Manhattan was closed on Thursday. Us President Donald trump called the inscription an attempt to devalue an urban area known for posh stores and expensive real estate. De Blasio considered the criticism of the project by the head of state as a manifestation of racism.
"The population of our city doesn't just draw letters on Fifth Avenue. We are committed to the message, " de Blasio wrote. He also posted photos showing him at work, preacher al Sharpton, considered one of the most famous black rights activists in the United States, and several dozen volunteers with long-handled rollers. The inscription, made in bright yellow paint, covers about a third of the roadway and is clearly visible from the Windows of Trump Tower.
The 202-meter-high Trump Tower is the headquarters of the Trump Organization group of companies. The same building housed the Republican campaign headquarters in 2016. In early June, bill de Blasio announced that sections of streets with the inscription "black Lives matter" will appear in all areas of new York.
The BLM movement takes a very active part in the mass protests that were accompanied by riots and broke out in many US States after the death in Minneapolis (Minnesota) of an African-American George Floyd.
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