A new BLM mural is being put up right in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in NY City.
New Black Lives Matter Mural going up in front of Trump Tower in NYC. Check out this timelapse of the work being done. @realDonaldTrump called the mural, between 56th and 57th streets, a “symbol of hate”. who said it would be “denigrating” Fifth Avenue #BlackLivesMattters #BLM pic.twitter.com/50kQ0joYea
— Anthony Leong (@anthonyleong83) July 9, 2020
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Painters start work on #BlackLivesMatter mural outside Trump Tower in NYC.
— Save The Democracy (BLM)🌊🌈🌊🍥 (@DemocracyInn) July 9, 2020
— Ashwin Goyal (@ashwingoyal273) July 9, 2020
Black Lives Matter mural painted on NYC 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower…
— Ed 4 Truth 🇺🇸 (@ed_4_truth) July 9, 2020
Per the NYPost, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to attend the project at some point as well, the sources said. The lettering will stretch between 56th and 57th streets right in front of Trump’s Manhattan high-rise.
The mayor had planned to start work on the mural last week but postponed the painting a day after President Trump condemned the idea as a “symbol of hate.”
“NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue,” Trump wrote in a series of tweets last Wednesday morning.
“Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street,” Trump went on. “Spend this money fighting crime instead!”
De Blasio pushed back later that morning, tweeting, “The fact that you see it as denigrating your street is the definition of racism.”
“Black people BUILT 5th Ave and so much of this nation,” the mayor added. “Your “luxury” came from THEIR labor, for which they have never been justly compensated. We are honoring them.”