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City to Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On One Street Per Borough

Black Lives Matter sign (Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

June 9, 2020 By Christian Murray

A street in Queens is going to be co-named and painted to commemorate the Black Lives Matter movement, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today.

The mayor said that a street in each borough will be co-named after the movement and the city will work with community activists to paint each one.

“The streets of our city will now affirm the vital work activists have done to bring us forward,” de Blasio said in a statement. “With a street in every borough painted with the words Black Lives Matter, we are recognizing where we have been and looking forward to where we will go.”

The project will begin in Manhattan near City Hall. The other four locations will be determined in conjunction with the city council.

“Renaming and repainting a street is a modest testament to the massive challenge ahead of us,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer in a statement. “But in so doing we will, literally, set down a marker for our current goals and mark this era for future generations.”

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George Ost

They must be kidding. That alone is racial !!! ALL LIVES MATTER. Why don’t they paint Asian Lives Matter… Hispanic Lives Matter….. White Lives Matter. If they ever made a United Caucasian College Fund would that fuel another uprising. There are poor people of every color.

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COCED

well, every time you step on this sign you’re defacing it, strictly speaking. so, we have to be extremely careful and hop over the letters ))
it’s all political grandstanding and BS. let them put signs “all lives matter” on any street, i just want to see it

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Sara Ross

So if somebody is a victim, no matter what their gender or race, of a crime by a somebody of color (if you saw the photo of the 3 men who broke into the Brooklyn Macy’s, they are all black, along with most of the looters all over the city) then the victim, no matter what their gender or race, doesn’t matter? Signs are to honor people who have done great things for this city!! Why do I think the mayor’s wife had something to do with this?

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Tony

I hope I’m wrong but I bet at some point these signs will be defaced & if people caught on a camera they’ll be charged with a hate crime. Though there will be those who do it under the influence of alcohol.

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