The fence outside the White House has been converted to a crowd-sourced memorial wall — almost like an art gallery — to black men and women who lost their lives at the hands of police.
Hundreds are strolling, looking, adding names and paintings and posters. pic.twitter.com/mXlZpfMAeX
— Hannah Natanson (@hannah_natanson) June 7, 2020
Courtesy of Penn Live:
Protesters in Washington are in the process of turning the fence erected around Lafayette Square to push them away from the White House into a memorial wall honoring victims of police violence and racial injustice.
Photos and video from Washington on Sunday show a number of protest signs mounted on the fence by demonstrators bearing messages that include “Black Lives Matter,” “No justice, no peace,” “Say their names” and other rallying cries of those who have marched through the nation’s capital over the 10 days.
It just goes to show that with love we can turn a barrier defined by fear and hate into something uplifting and beautiful.
I think instead of building walls to divide us that ultimately, against his wishes, Donald Trump helped to build a bridge to bring us together.
Of course, that bridge is constructed through a desire to remove him from the White House, so he may not want to take too much credit.