With permission from Washington D.C city, volunteer residents and local artists painted ‘Black Lives Matter’ on 16th St on the way to the White House. This participatory political art intervention happens during the Black Live Matters insurrection across all the states of America and globally, sparked by the recorded murder of George Floyd in police custody, and motivated by triggering the deepest and longest wound in the world. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser later officially renamed that section of 16th Street Black Lives Matter Plaza.
The same intervention has later taken place in Sacramento by Bamr The Artist and in Oakland by Bay Area Mural Program followed by other cities.
Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo.