The words Black Lives Matter is painted in bright yellow letters on the road to the White House.

Washington DC draws a huge ‘black live matter’ message on the streets of the White House

The huge banner-national project spans two blocks of 16th Street, a central axis that runs straight south to the White House. The 16 bold, yellow shades widen the two-way width of each color to create an unobtrusive scene with an air camera and spotting virtually anyone within a few blocks.

The painters were contacted by DC Mayor Muriel Bauser and began work early Friday morning, the mayor’s office told CNN. Bousser has officially considered the 16th Street section bearing the mural. “Black Lives Matter Plaza,” complete with a new street sign.

He told reporters outside St. John’s Church, next to Buffer Lafayette Park, that he and members of the DC Council were there. Can.

“We’re here as Americans, on American streets, here on DC streets peacefully,” Boser said, referring to his recent clashes with the federal government over police efforts on DC streets.

Washington has been the scene of protests for more than a week in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. St. John’s Church, now the site of the ultimately criticized photo ops of President Trump during a peaceful demonstration, now sits by the side of the road carrying BLM messages. They will continue this weekend, including one on Saturday which is expected to receive a large number of votes.

Correction: This piece has been updated with new information that this image was directed by the Mayor of Washington DC.

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