In front of the Trump Tower, a large yellow Black Lives Matter sign was placed on the roadway of Fifth Avenue.
Traffic is blocked on this section of Fifth Avenue. Those who want to come up and take photos against the background of the inscription.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife also took a roller and took part in the coloring of letters. Preacher al Sharpton, one of the most famous black rights activists in the United States, also took part in the action.
“Here’s what’s important to remember-today we are making a statement about what we value in New York. We make a statement about what matters. When I announced that we would be doing this here, President Trump said that we would defame the luxury of Fifth Avenue. Let me tell you, we don’t defame anything. We are liberating Fifth Avenue,” de Blasio said to applause from the audience.
“So when we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ there is no more American statement, there is no more Patriotic statement because there is no America without black America, ” he said.
Earlier, a similar sign has already been placed on main streets in some districts and cities in the United States.