The City of New York finally painted a mural labeled “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue just outside Trump Tower this Thursday after Mayor Bill de Blasio granted approval earlier this month despite President Donald Trump’s opposition.
“President Trump said we would disparage luxurious Fifth Avenue. Let me tell you, we do not disparage anything, we liberate Fifth Avenue, we elevate Fifth Avenue,” said De Blasio, who was dressed in the morning to work on the mural was wearing a mask to avoid coronavirus infection.
“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter’ there is no American declaration, there is no more patriotic declaration because there is no United States without the Black United States,” he added. “We recognize the truth in ourselves and in the United States. By saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ we are correcting a mistake,” he said, as reported on CNN television.
Trump hit De Blasio because he wanted to make the mural, noting that the slogan in question was a “symbol of hatred” and stressed that it was an “offense” and would “disparage” the area. He also urged the money to be used by the city police.
This is the second mural with the slogan “Black Lives Matter”, painted near some of the American President ‘s homes, which has been very critical of the anti – racist protests and police brutality that followed the death of African American George Floyd Police. Washington painted a similar one last month on a street near the White House.