Thursday, July 9, 2020
By: APB Staff Reporter
New York City
Midtown Manhattan: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio turned out for the painting of the Black Lives Matter Mural outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Joined by his wife, Chirlane McCray, as well as Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and dozens of volunteers and activists, de Blasio assisted in roller painting the yellow letters onto the temporarily closed off street. Work on the mural comes after last month’s announcement of de Blasio’s plan to have several NYC streets painted with the Black Lives Matter rallying cry.
Officials from the Department of Transportation and the Mayor’s office were present along with the NYPD and Secret Service, who kept an eye on the crowd while surveying the perimeter. Mayor de Blasio spoke to the media and onlookers about the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, while also urging New Yorkers to wear masks in wake of the present Coronavirus pandemic.