D.C. Council Votes To Permanently Keep Name 'Black Lives Matter Plaza'
Photo Credit: Black Lives Matter Plaza, Washington, D.C. Unsplash | Dan Mall

Photo Credit: Black Lives Matter Plaza, Washington, D.C. Unsplash | Dan Mall

D.C. Council Votes To Permanently Keep Name 'Black Lives Matter Plaza'

Washington D.C. , United States , news
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Oct 21, 2020

After the words “Black Lives Matter” were painted in bright yellow on a portion of 16th Street Northwest near the White House, the area has become widely known as Black Lives Matter Plaza.

The name will remain for good after The D.C. Council voted unanimously to make it official and permanent.

The council voted on emergency legislation to permanently rename the section of 16th St NW between H and K after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a sudden name change back in June in response to George Floyd’s death and the protests that followed, as Travel Noire previously reported.

But the passing of the legislation at the time was only temporary.

The area is still closed to traffic. Restaurants on 16th Street, and some cross streets, are starting to reopen.

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