Thousands and thousands of Americans have been taking it to the streets for the past two weeks to protest racial injustice against black people. The “Black Lives Movement” has risen to a global level, and one of the cities that protests have been taking place is U.S. capitol, Washington D.C.
The protesters near the White House, however, have been met by a tall, 1.7-mile-long metal fence for the ninth consecutive day, and the fence was even reinforced by concrete barriers and guards on June 5th.
Not only the fence failed to stop the protests, but protesters were louder than ever, they held up their signs high, and they found a way to make the best of the situation. Protesters outside the White House started putting their signs and posters up on the fence, and they eventually turned it into a 1.7-mile-long monument, or a memorial wall, to racial injustice. It now serves as a beautiful memorial of the people that have lost their lives to injustice.
What an upgrade!
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
— Alexandra Chalupa (@AlexandraChalup) June 8, 2020