The New York authorities’s plans to place Black Lives Matter on Fifth Avenue next to the Trump Tower in downtown Manhattan is a signal to President Donald Trump. This opinion was expressed on Friday at a briefing by the mayor of the metropolis Bill de Blasio, reports TASS with reference to the NY1 television channel.
“Placing the Black Lives Matter sign on his [Trump’s] building will signal that black lives really matter,” said Bill de Blasio. “Blacks participated in the construction of New York, but they did not receive compensation for their work, for all those mistakes, for all those moments in American history that affected their lives.”
Black Lives Matter is expected to appear next week on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets in Manhattan, next to the 58-story Trump Tower. This 202-meter-high building houses the headquarters of the Trump Organization group of companies, as well as the Trump election headquarters in 2016. In early June, Bill de Blasio announced that sections of streets called Black Lives Matter will appear in all areas of New York.
In early June, the inscription Black Lives Matter appeared on the carriageway of 16th Street in Washington, near the White House.
Mass protests and riots under this slogan broke out in many US states after the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis (Minnesota). Police officers used a stifling choke during his arrest on May 25. All four police officers involved in the detention were fired and charged. In the fight against riots, the US National Guard joined local law enforcement agencies. In about 40 cities, including Washington and New York, curfews were imposed.