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Tags: memorial | white house | fencing | muriel bowser

White House Perimeter Becomes Makeshift Floyd Memorial

A demonstrator reads messages left in front of the White House's recently erected security fence
(Jose Luis Magana/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 08 June 2020 03:39 PM EDT

The perimeter fence around the White House has been turned into a makeshift memorial for George Floyd and other men and women who have had their lives taken by police.

The Washington Post's Hannah Natanson tweeted with a video:

"The fence outside the White House has been converted to a crowd-sourced memorial wall — almost like an art gallery — to black men and women who lost their lives at the hands of police. 

"Hundreds are strolling, looking, adding names and paintings and posters."

"It's a sad commentary that the house and its inhabitants have to be walled off," Washington, D.C., Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a press conference. "We should want the White House opened up for people to be able to access it from all sides."

The chain link fence was constructed last week as a buffer when protests turned into rioting and threatened White House security.

"These closures are in an effort to maintain the necessary security measures surrounding the White House complex, while also allowing for peaceful demonstration," the U.S. Secret Service wrote in a Friday press release, per Newsweek. "Security fencing has been erected and the areas are clearly marked."

The placards on the fence support Black Lives Matter, memorialize the tragic murder of Floyd, read "I can't breathe," and one makes a call to "fund the black community," as shown on the video on Natanson's tweet.

The fencing will remain until at least Wednesday.

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George Floyd and other men and women who have had their lives taken by police have had a makeshift memorial take over the perimeter fence around the White House.
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