Black Lives Matter Plaza
Black Lives Matter Plaza: On 5 June 2020, the Mayor of the Washington DC renamed a street directly in front of the White House as Black Lives Matter Plaza. The street that was renamed by the Mayor was the 16th street in front of the White House. The Mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser, took to Twitter to announce the official renaming of the street. The tweet read, “The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’.” The response was quick from other departments as well. D.C. Department of Public Works painted the words “Black Lives Matter” in yellow letters on 16th Street.
Origin Of Black Lives Matter
In May 2020, a man with the name George Floyd was choked to death by a police officer named Derek Chauvin. Derek got suspicious about George for the counterfeit bill. He reacted to it by pinning him down and pressing his knee on the neck of the George. He did this for straight seven minutes, and George died on the spot. George did nothing to look suspicious, but his skin colour made the Derek think of him as a criminal. George was a black man, and he died because of the racial mindset and thinking of the police officer. The video of his death went viral, and people in the U.S. started protesting against him.
Google Updates Black Lives Matter Plaza On Maps
Google was quick to update the new changes on its map. The google map now shows the 16th street as Black Lives Matter Plaza. Google is always very quick in updating their maps as per the changes around them. The satellite imagery of Google does not reflect this change even though Apple has made that change already.
Trump’s Reaction to Black Lives Matter
The U.S. President Donald Trump has received backlash for his post regarding the protest. His tweet promoted violence as it said: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Trump posted this on Facebook and Twitter. Twitter flagged the tweet while Facebook chose not to do anything about it.