New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and civil rights activist Al Sharpton painted some of the yellow giant letters on a street mural spelling 'Black Lives Matter' on Fifth Avenue, directly in front of Trump Tower on Thursday.
«Now, we will let him know that we're at his doorstep, that we will not bow down, we will not surrender to likes of his kind. We're going to make sure that we move forward, and we're going to show that people are the ones with the power,» President of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn Anthony Beckford stated.
The mayor had been discussing this plan for over a month and the street was closed early this morning to begin the painting, a move criticised by some of the passersby.
«This Mayor is promoting division and hatred and he did this because he hates the president, and he did it out of spite. Do I think maybe is a nice concept? Sure, in a proper area,» said a local Susan.
President Donald Trump, who often feuds with de Blasio on Twitter, had expressed his discontent with the mural being painted in front of his Midtown skyscraper, once the everyday residence of the former real estate developer.