Local artists and public work crews paint "Black Lives Matter" on 16th Street near the White House as part of an endeavor authorized by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser. (Video: Rachel Chason/The Post; photo: Toni Sandys/The Post)
In a pointed message in support of demonstrators and against the president, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) formally renamed the street outside the White House after ordering city crews to paint "Black Lives Matter" in giant yellow letters along 16th Street NW.
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