Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC, Will Become Permanent
BLM stays, but Mayor Bowser removed the “Cuba Libre” mural in front of the Cuban Embassy.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser decided to make the massive “Black Lives Matter” street mural permanent. Violent crime is completely out of control, but this was a priority.
It’s safe to assume D.C. will never have a Republican mayor so the mural will likely stay forever.
Bradford Betz reported at FOX News:
Washington, DC Black Lives Matter plaza to be permanent, mayor says
Construction in Washington, D.C. commenced Monday to make Black Lives Matter Plaza a permanent installation in the nation’s capital.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation announced the plans Friday, reminding the public to expect lane closures.
Sixteenth Street NW between H and K Streets will be closed to through traffic while sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians and local access to businesses will be maintained, DDOT said.
DDOT said the lane closure is necessary to install roadway pavers, bollards and the permanent Black Lives Matter mural.
Traffic controls will be in place to guide motorists and pedestrians safely around the work zone, DDOT said.
Construction to make #BlackLivesMatter Plaza a permanent installation will begin on Monday and is expected to conclude by October 1.
🚗 16th Street NW b/t H and K Sts will be closed to through traffic
🚶 Sidewalks will remain open to pedestrians
🔗 https://t.co/lHMNctSkds pic.twitter.com/6WoOp49DNv
— DDOT DC (@DDOTDC) July 16, 2021
Last year, the street was officially renamed for BLM.
The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially “Black Lives Matter Plaza”. pic.twitter.com/bbJgAYE35b
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 5, 2020
Work is already underway.
Construction is underway to turn Black Lives Matter Plaza into a permanent installation in DC. Crews are out along 16th Street redoing the road, with plans to have 2 lanes of traffic, a pedestrian lane & new mural. Roadwork is slated to go through October #BLMPlaza #WashingtonDC pic.twitter.com/jL7Dg0OQYG
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) July 27, 2021
As this happened, Cuban-Americans in DC have been protesting in support of the people of Cuba, who are standing up to their Communist overlords. They painted ‘Cuba Libre’ in front of the Cuban embassy.
DC Mayor Bowser had that street mural removed.
Andrew Mark Miller of FOX News:
Washington DC removes ‘Cuba Libre’ street painting from in front of Cuban embassy
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration has removed a slogan painted in front of the Cuban embassy supporting the Cuban protesters who have taken to the streets to oppose the country’s communist regime.
The message showed up on Friday and contained the phrase “Cuba Libre,” which translates to “Free Cuba” and has often been used, especially on social media, to support the Cuban people who are currently clashing with Cuba’s government.
By the time the weekend had concluded, the mural was gone.
D.C. officials remove ‘Cuba Libre’ painting outside the Cuban embassy
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter Plaza in the heart of D.C. remains untouched. D.C. Mayor Bowser did not respond to requests for comment.
It's so obvious what's going on here…https://t.co/MD0NmD6Qez
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) July 20, 2021
Murals that praise Marxists are celebrated. Murals that condemn Marxists are erased.
What can we infer from this?
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On the bright side, at least DC has one street that will remain in a good state of repair.
Wonder if they will charge you a $6.80 toll to traverse it?
OK, OK, I’ll admit it. I don’t get the joke.
“Three fiddy” I would have understood.
Nothing says low IQ more than a street mural.
Nothing says Central American 3rd world dirt pit than a street mural.
I think shit hole is most appropriate.
Any self respecting grizzly bear wouldn’t even go there to shit.
We DO have out standards and sense of dignity, you know!
Where are they going to erect the statue of Lenin?
CRT 101 mandates no statues of white people. ever.
They get Lenin. We get George Floyd. Garbage is being dumped on us.
Seattle already has one. Its huge, too.
D.C. Commies are slacking…
I predict DC’ crime will also become permanent.
Crime? What crime? It’s not crime unless they say so. By the way, only white people commit crime: CRT 101.
This is where the sheepish, middle-of-the-road sensibility of the populace leads us.
Please. A 30-second stroll through ANY DC neighborhood will bring it home to you why this decision was and has always been a foregone conclusion.
WOL didn’t its their station “Chocolate City Radio’ because it was in Hershey PA.
We all make fun of these knuckle draggers but how is it the residents of this cesspool put up with it?
Because it’s them.
At closing time in DC, nearly all white workers leave for their homes in Maryland or Virginia.
The ones that are left almost all have Lives that Matter.
This is why DC continually gets police chiefs like Cathy Lanier and elects mayors like Marion “The Bitch Set Me Up” Barry and Muriel “Kids Will Be Carjackers” Bowser.
90+% votes for Obama, for Hillary, for Biden. Even California only hit the lower 60% for these four elections. This is who they are. This is who is staffing the offices in DC. Any questions?
Deepen the divide…..celebrate actual violent groups while portraying honest, hard working white men as dangerous.
We are only dangerous if you keep poking the hornet’s nest.
From the U.S. Constitution: “The Congress shall have Power To… exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States.” (The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 17)
From an article on the Heritage Foundation website, “In The Federalist No. 43, James Madison explained the need for a ‘federal district,’ subject to Congress’s exclusive jurisdiction and separate from the territory, and authority, of any single state.”
It appears to me that mayor Bowser in this and in other instances is acting as if D.C. is like a state instead of a federal district which should be controlled by congress. The citizens of the U.S. through their representatives should have a say about making BLM Plaza a “permanent installation” and/or what message is painted on any street in the District. The District doesn’t just belong to the people who live in it, it belongs to all Americans.
Here’s the link to the Heritage article by Lee Casey. https://www.heritage.org/the-constitution/report/the-constitution-and-the-district-columbia
When DC was given Home Rule in the 70s (aka. a mayor and city council) Congress did include that they have veto power, so to speak, over any legislation enacted. There are legislative procedures for how Congress can do so, and time limits.
Here’s the issue: All of this, the original painting of the mural and what’s happening now, was and is being done through executive action by the mayor. That’s how Bowser can get around Congress, but even if the DC Council passed legislation it wouldn’t make a difference since last year the Dems held the House and this year they control both.
Let’s hope that changes in 2o22.
I can’t imagine it changing enough that Congress would touch that now-sacred cow. Nor the brown “Black History” museum built not around the Mall, but on the Mall itself.
DC is turning into a garbage pit. So it goes.
I went to DC 2017 and it was all slavery all day triable in ALL the national museums and cemetery
It was disgusting then, I can only imagine now
Cuba libre, no.
Says it all.
Lefty answer to people who want to free Cuba. “Why didn’t you run from Batista?” “What is communism really anyway, and what’s so bad about fairness?” — seen on actual woke chat. They want to actually normalize it.
Recall that one of Castro’s things was racial equity. The white people in Cuba must be equal to the brown people. To a large extent I would guess the Castro revolution was a lefty brown revolution, and the whites were lucky if they could escape to Miami.
Now “they are all equal,” except that curiously the ruling class is exclusively Hispanic heritage, not a brown face among them.
Good for them. Now do all of DC and defund the police for good measure. I’ll avoid DC in the future.
I used to live in adjacent Virginia in the 70s and 80s. Going into the city was tolerable; we used to visit the Smithsonian buildings and occasionally 14th Street Liquors (VA’s had entirely useless state-run liquor stores back then).
We revisited the area on an RV trip in 1998, and the place looked like dystopian fiction. Concrete bollards in front of every public building, you could no longer drive Pennsylvania Ave to view or photograph the White House, public monuments closed to the public, blockades and checkpoints everywhere. And this was BEFORE 9/11. I swore I’d never return, and I haven’t.
Will Little Miss Enterprise scream about copyright infringement?
Only a matter of time before they tear down the Memorial Wall for Viet Nam Veterans and put up some liberal garbage in praise of Black LIves or some criminals killed by police.
Don’t give them ideas.
It can be the designated place where people congregate for drive-by shootings and mayhem.
Like every Martin Luther King Boulevard in every D run city in the country.
MLK was a genuine civil rights leader. BLM is a Marxist-led hate group as I see it.
Where else in the world have we seen this? In countries where the Marxists have seized total power, of course.
The difference between those places and the US is — for the moment — that in those other places the people who created the murals condemning Marxists are themselves erased. Along with their murals.
The revolution brought to you by the establishment.
Speaking truth to obfuscation: Some, Select [Black] Lives Matter
So the government is going to promote Marxism
Let the fun times begin I guess with BLM owning the streets.
“These individuals were contacted for comment on the permanent changes to BLM Plaza, but were not immediately available.”
Yeah permanent…. In an ideal world the r Congress would revoke home rule in preparation to cede all of it to Maryland minus the WH, Capital grounds and a few monuments and memorials.
Several dozen cans of spray paint should take care of this apostasy.
Change the name from Washington, District of Columbia, to Washington, Death City. Nothing will have changed. It’ll be Washington, DC. The civilized and the unfortunates who don’t have business there will still be inclined to stay out.
One of the items on my bucket list was a visit to DC, but not any longer.
BLM is arguably an anti-Semitic hate group noting that it is on record (via Patrisse Cullors) of denying Israel’s right to exist and also allowing its name to be used with chants like “Israel, we know you, you murder children too.” I think all the BLM murals should go the same way as those Confederate statues. They are in fact far worse.
We must judge people against the standards of their times and not ours, and those Confederate leaders were fine people by the standards of the 19th century. What should have been done with the statues would have been to add plaques to point that out and add that, had they grown up with the standards of our era, none would have supported slavery and/or secession. On the other hand, BLM is racist and anti-Semitic according to the standards of our own era so its name should be removed from every place it appears, and the murals removed as well.
There is no such thing as “permanent”.
And, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, …” (HT Robert Frost)