DC Black Lives Matter Plaza to Be Permanent, Democrat Mayor Announces
Construction begins to make far-left BLM dedication permanent in nation's capital
The Democrat mayor of Washington D.C., Muriel Bowser, has announced that she is making the monument that celebrates the divisive, far-left Black Lives Matter organization a permanent fixture in the nation's capital.
On Monday, construction commenced to make the hyperpartisan Black Lives Matter Plaza a permanent installation in D.C.
Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation announced the plans Friday, reminding the public to expect lane closures.
Construction to make #BlackLivesMatter Plaza a permanent installation will begin on Monday and is expected to conclude by October 1.— DDOT DC (@DDOTDC) July 16, 2021
🚗 16th Street NW b/t H and K Sts will be closed to through traffic
🚶 Sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians
🔗 https://t.co/lHMNctSkds pic.twitter.com/6WoOp49DNv
Sixteenth Street NW between H and K Streets will be closed to through traffic while sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians and local access to businesses will be maintained, DDOT said.
DDOT said the lane closure is necessary to install roadway pavers, bollards, and the permanent Black Lives Matter mural.
Traffic controls will be in place to guide motorists and pedestrians safely around the work zone, DDOT said.
Construction will occur between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and is expected to conclude by Oct. 1.
Once completed, DDOT said, the permanent installation will protect pedestrian safety while accommodating vehicles and keeping with the spirit of the original design.
Mayor Bowser renamed a section of 16th Street "Black Lives Matter Plaza" in June 2020.
The move came amid violent rioting that swept the nation in response to the police killing of George Floyd.
The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially “Black Lives Matter Plaza”. pic.twitter.com/bbJgAYE35b— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 5, 2020
An accompanying mural was painted over in May – sparking criticism from Black Lives Matter DC.
This morning at Black Lives Matter Plaza in DC. @MayorBowser’s BLM performance has come to a close and set strike completed.— Black Lives Matter DC (@DMVBlackLives) May 11, 2021
We now return to her regularly scheduled performances. pic.twitter.com/WZ1soLghwR
"@MayorBowser’s BLM performance has come to a close and set strike completed," the group wrote in a mocking Twitter post.
"We now return to her regularly scheduled performances."