On Tuesday afternoon, construction crews repaved over the “Defund the Police” portion of the BLM mural at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C by order of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The original ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural was authorized by the city government and painted back in June covering two blocks of road next to the White House. “Defund the Police” was added to the mural a day later by BLM activists.
While Bowser had ordered for the removal of a portion of the mural, she was also the one who had ordered for the city to refresh the paint on the original mural and the added section by activists back in June.
The decision made by Bowser to remove the “defund the police” portion of the mural a day after Joe Biden announced his Vice President pick Kamala Harris, comes as a speculation for some as Harris is a former cop.
“Defund the police” is not a slogan that is polling well for Biden. | DC Mayor Muriel Bowser today ordered construction crews to pave over the “defund the police” portion of Black Lives Matter Plaza, on 16th Street near the White House. | pic.twitter.com/M6VkS2cK2J
— Mike (@Doranimated) August 12, 2020
Construction crews have paved over part of the mural at BLM Plaza. They say they are redoing the intersection and “wouldnt be suprised” if they redo the mural pic.twitter.com/9Hlc9o3a6F
— Matthew Miller (@mattmiller757) August 11, 2020