A Black Lives Matters mural was painted on the street directly outside of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled up his sleeves and painted a bit of the mural, said a CNN report.
He was joined by civil rights leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and many others.
City employees began painting a stretch of Fifth Avenue, just in front of the Trump Organization’s headquarters,
Mayor de Blasio authorized the stark yellow mural earlier this month.
Argument And Rebuttal
President Donald Trump argued the mural will be denigrating the luxury of Fifth Avenue.
However, de Blasio rebuttals:
“We’re not denigrating anything, we are liberating Fifth Avenue, we are uplifting Fifth Avenue.”
“Who built this city, who built this nation, and never got the acknowledgement, the recognition…
When we say ‘Black Lives Matter’ there is no more American statement.
There’s no more patriotic statement, because there is no America without Black America.
We are acknowledging the truth in ourselves and in America. By saying ‘Black lives matter’ we are righting a wrong,”
President Trump called words “Black Lives Matter” a “symbol of hate.”
Trump even suggested early this month that the police could step in and prevent them from doing so.
“Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor.
“(A mayor) who hates & disrespects them,
“(The police) won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street.
“Spend this money fighting crime instead!”
CNN has reached out to the Trump Organization for comment.
This Is Not The First Time
This is just the second mural with the words; “Black Lives Matter” was plastered outside one of Trump’s homes.
In Washington D.C., they also painted “BLM” in large yellow letters on a street near the White House last month.
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser authorized the mural.