Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C. Paved Over, But Mayor Bowser Intends to Make Display Permanent

The huge yellow letters that spell out “Black Lives Matter” in Washington D.C.’s Black Lives Matter Plaza were paved over recently, but Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office said that they will be replaced by the end of the week.

Last week, Bowser said that Black Lives Matter Plaza will become a permanent art installation in front of the White House.

The famous curb-to-curb letters were missing from 16th Street NW between H and K streets and underground utility work was underway.

Bowser’s office said that the work will be completed within days and the lettering will be repainted.

Of the original placement of the letters, Bowser claimed that “We had just an unprecedented experience with the president of the United States taking over on D.C. streets.”

Bowser said she has new plans to make Black Lives Matter Plaza permanent and more of a destination, when she spoke to the Washington Post in a video.

In the video, Bowser said, “We’re undergoing a process to make the installation more permanent, and with lighting and landscaping and all the things that you expect an iconic art installation … to install this piece of art with a very affirming message that not only our residents needed to hear, but people around the world needed to hear. And they really appreciated that Donald Trump couldn’t avoid it.”