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Mayor de Blasio to paint BLM mural in front of Trump Tower

Mayor de Blasio plans to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan – after slamming the president for being a ‘disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City’

  • A spokeswoman for the embattled mayor announced plans for the mural to be painted along Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets 
  • ‘The president is a disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City,’ Julia Arredondo, a spokeswoman for Mayor de Blasio, said in a statement 
  • Earlier this month, de Blasio announced that the city planned to paint the phrase throughout the city. 
  • The mayor’s announcement follows in the footsteps of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who had the street leading to the White House painted 
  • Murals have been seen as performative by protesters and activists who are demanding for concrete solutions for police reform 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural right in front of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan. 

A spokeswoman for the embattled mayor announced plans for the mural to be painted along Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets – right in front of the president’s New York high-rise. 

‘The president is a disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City,’ Julia Arredondo, a spokeswoman for Mayor de Blasio, said in a statement, the New York Daily News reports.

A spokeswoman for the embattled mayor announced plans for the mural to be painted along Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets – right in front of the president’s New York high-rise

The mayor's announcement follows in the footsteps of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who had the street leading to the White House painted with a 'Black Lives Matter' mural on June 5

The mayor’s announcement follows in the footsteps of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who had the street leading to the White House painted with a ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural on June 5

‘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.’ 

Earlier this month, de Blasio announced that the city planned to paint the phrase throughout the city. 

The decision comes after weeks of protests in New York City and across the country as folks demand justice against police brutality and racism following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. 

Floyd’s now viral video of him telling officers ‘I can’t breathe’ during the May 25 altercation is reminiscent for New Yorkers and Americans who were impacted by the death of Eric Garner in 2014. 

The decision comes after weeks of protests in New York City and across the country as folks demand justice against police brutality and racism following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

The decision comes after weeks of protests in New York City and across the country as folks demand justice against police brutality and racism following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

‘It’s time to do something officially representing this city to recognize the power of the fundamental idea, Black Lives Matter — the idea that so much American history has wrongly renounced but now must be affirmed,’ de Blasio. 

The mayor’s announcement follows in the footsteps of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who had the street leading to the White House painted with a ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural on June 5.

The actions have been seen as performative by protesters and activists who are demanding for concrete solutions for police reform and defunding their departments. 

Mayor de Blasio has struggled gaining a foothold of respect in the city, having been booed during a George Floyd memorial earlier in the month

Mayor de Blasio has struggled gaining a foothold of respect in the city, having been booed during a George Floyd memorial earlier in the month

Both de Blasio and Bowser have come under fire for how they’ve responded to calls to defund, with the New York City mayor finally acknowledging the possibility earlier in the month. 

Mayor de Blasio has struggled gaining a foothold of respect in the city,  having been booed during a George Floyd memorial earlier in the month. 

He and the NYPD have been slammed for their handling of the protests, having just been lambasted for their disproportionate arrest of black and brown bodies during quarantine lockdowns for COVID-19.

Local politicians and activists have also slammed the mayor for pimping out his black wife and kids as a means to show that he is concerned for black lives. 



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