White House Fence Now Covered in Protest Art

It's become a canvas for George Floyd protesters
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2020 4:59 PM CDT
White House Fence Is Now a Gallery of Protest Art
Jaylen Lee, 4, rides his scooter and looks at signs hanging on a police fence at 16th and H Street, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, with his mother, near the White House.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – If the White House had deliberately planned to inspire a massive public art installation honoring the Black Lives Matter movement, it could hardly have done a better job. New fencing that went up around the White House complex last week has been festooned with signs and posters offering messages of hope, calling for police reform, and commemorating George Floyd and other victims of police violence, NBC reports. Images of the fence—which has started attracting tourists—can be seen in the gallery. The National Park Service said Tuesday that most of the fencing, which is 8 to 10 feet tall, will be coming down on Wednesday, reports the Washington Post. (Read more Black Lives Matter stories.)

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