“Black Lives Matter” lettering painted in front of Trump Tower in New York – BZ Berlin

In front of Trump Tower on New York’s Fifth Avenue, “Black Lives Matter” is now written in yellow – to the annoyance of the US President.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray painted the lettering on the street in Manhattan together with artists and activists on Thursday. “Today we’re making a statement about what we value in New York. We make a statement about what matters, ”said de Blasio. “We’re liberating Fifth Avenue.”

The yellow letters are painted on the asphalt so that they can be easily read from Trump Tower. All day long onlookers came to the place, protested against US President Donald Trump with posters and posed for photos in front of the letters.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (red mask) and civil rights activist Al Sharpton also helped (Photo: AP)
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (red mask) and civil rights activist Al Sharpton also helped (Photo: AP)

Trump had previously complained on Twitter about the announcement of the lettering. He called the lettering, which was affixed in a similar form in front of the White House in Washington and in many other places in the country, a “symbol of hatred”.

The movement “Black Lives Matter” (in German for example: Black lives matter) campaigns against police brutality and racism.

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