Brooklyn Black Lives Matter mural painted by volunteers, local leaders
A community effort in creating a Black Lives Matter mural will be displayed in Downtown Brooklyn.
The mural was painted by dozens of volunteers, local leaders, and the Department of Transportation.
The mural is the second Black Lives Matter mural in the borough and it comes after weeks of ongoing protests across the nation after George Floyd died while in police custody.
Local leaders also co-named the street where the mural is painted “Black Lives Matter Boulevard."
The mural was painted after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that a street in every borough will be co-named and painted in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says he wants the mural and the street’s name to remind people coming to the area about the movement.