Black Lives Matter Plaza Named In Front Of White House

A city block-long painting spelling out Black Lives Matter is now in front of the White House.

The local D.C. government reportedly green lit muralists to make the large BLM display along 16th Street NW ... which leads straight into Lafayette Park and the President's home.

In addition to the new display, Mayor Muriel Bowser has officially renamed the section of the street "Black Lives Matter Plaza."

The White House now surrounded by nearly 2 miles of fencing as a response to demonstrations in the nation's capital.

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