D.C. Mayor Paves Over 'Black Lives Matter' Words, Claims It's For Bigger Plans

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has big plans for the scene of the Black Lives Matter protests from last summer, and those plans start with paving over the yellow 'Black Lives Matter' words painted on 16th St. north of the White House.

"In fact, right now we're undergoing a process to make the installation more permanent, and with lighting and landscaping and all the things that you expect an iconic art installation … to install this piece of art with a very affirming message that not only our residents needed to hear, but people around the world needed to hear. And they really appreciated that Donald Trump couldn’t avoid it," Bowser told the Washington Post last week.

In March, 16th street was reopened to drivers before it was closed again for the latest paving project. D.C. officials claimed in March that the temporary reopening would allow them to study the vehicle traffic and how to add pedestrian-only space, the Post reported.

Will 'Black Lives Matter' go down in paint on the new pavement? The mayor's office isn't saying what will be done besides saying the street will become a permanent art installation. What will the reaction be when word gets out that the yellow 'Black Lives Matter' words have been paved over? The new pavement has barely had time to cool. Keep an eye on social media over the next 12-24 hours to get your answer.

Here's a sneak peek as to BLM's reaction:

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Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America. Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league. Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.