Mayor de Blasio announced last month that one street in each NYC borough would be renamed and painted with “Black Lives Matter,” and the Manhattan location was a very distinct choice.
Thursday, July 9, a group of New Yorkers began painting the massive sign right in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Ave.
When the plan was first revealed a few weeks back, a spokeswoman for the Mayor told the New York Times: “The president is a disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City. He can’t run or deny the reality we are facing, and any time he wants to set foot in the place he claims is his hometown, he should be reminded Black Lives Matter.”
The painting started around 11am Thursday morning and finished in the early afternoon, according to live updates on Twitter. You can see a similar sign as part of the initiative covering a Bed-Stuy street here.
Check out this awesome time lapse video of the process:
Happening Now#BLM on 5th Avenue (in front of trump tower)
I ❤️ NY pic.twitter.com/qPJgdseJXb
— Brenda (@BrendaTNYC) July 9, 2020
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 9, 2020
This is really A+ trolling.
5th Avenue directly in front of Trump Tower pic.twitter.com/U4erX9i7PL
— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) July 9, 2020
No word from the President yet, but he did respond to the original plans back in June.
featured image source: Twitter / @NYCMayorsOffice