Dallas Protesters Painting ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Street in Front of Dallas City Hall
Less than a week after city leaders, and protesters, in Washington, D.C. made national news, a similar action is occurring in Dallas. On June 5, a portion of 16th Street in Washington, D.C. was painted "BLACK LIVES MATTER" in large yellow letters that almost took up the whole width of the street.
Then, days later on Monday evening, protesters in Dallas started performing a similar action, painting "BLACK LIVES MATTER" in large letters facing Dallas City Hall. According to video taken by ABC affiliate WFAA-TV (shown below), there is one difference between the action in Dallas, compared to Washington, D.C.; the letters in Dallas are being painted black, green and red.
However, just like in D.C., the protesters in Dallas, received the okay from city officials. WFAA-TV reports, "Artist JD Moore was working to make his contribution. Moore, with help of several other activists and volunteers in the area, was given the green light to paint "Black Lives Matter" in front of Dallas City Hall. The act was approved by the city. However, it will be done in washable paint."
The recent "Black Lives Matter" protests have been protesting the actions of Minneapolis police officers connected to the death of George Floyd, who died while being arrested.