The new fence erected in front of the White House to keep protesters away has been turned into a Black Lives Matter mural.
Protesters demanding justice for George Floyd, who died after Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin, 44, knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds during an arrest on May 25, have turned the fence into a memorial wall with placards and protest art.
Signs with George Floyd’s name were placed on the wall. Also, banners and cardboard papers, on which were written George’s final words, were placed on the fence.
According to the National Park Service, the fence, which was placed in front of a White House protest area, was only meant to be temporary. Park Service spokeswoman Katie Liming said Monday that her agency and the Secret Service expect to reopen part of Lafayette Park in front of the White House on Wednesday, June 10.
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