Art is always a big part of protests. And as the United States entered the third week of protests following the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, protesters in Washington DC have turned the fence around the White House into a memorial art wall, with messages and posters against racial injustice.
The fence, which has earned the moniker of #BabyGate, was erected under the orders of the US President Donald Trump to keep the protesters at bay. However, people have gathered around it to decorate every inch of it with art to continue to show their solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
Images of the wall have now gone viral on Twitter as a testament of the protesters’ grievances, despite Trump’s attempts to keep the people out.
Meanwhile, the temporary White House complex fence is being put to use. pic.twitter.com/GTXMjKEJNV
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) June 7, 2020
Just got home from the protests. Cannot even begin to describe the scale of it in DC. Everywhere you turned, in every neighborhood, people streamed through.
Signs have begun to pile up on the fence in front of the White House. I’m emo about all of it pic.twitter.com/sey0xLihcJ
— audrey (@_audreyws) June 7, 2020