US President Donald Trump criticized the mayor of the capital, Washington, describing it as “incompetent,” for calling the “Black Lives Matter” on a street near the White House, according to the Washington Post.
The street name “The Life of Blacks is Important” confirms that the lives of black-skinned citizens are no less important than the lives of others, a slogan that has long been used in campaigns to defend the rights of this part of society and criticize discrimination against it.
In addition, the name of the new street is drawn on the street floor in a huge size that extends over a long distance from the road, and the drawing occupies the lanes of the road leading to the White House.
On Friday, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the mayor, issued a mandate to draw the name of the street leading to the White House, before a massive demonstration was planned this weekend, and at least one million protesters were expected to gather.
The mayor of the capital also renamed part of “Lafayette” square, where Trump took a photo that was known to him during the protests, as “Black Lives Matter”, according to ” Daily Mail “.
Bowser took those steps in conjunction with her announcement that the capital’s hotels on Saturday would be evacuated from the Utah National Guard, who were recently disembarked.
The number of troops to be evacuated exceeds 1,200 officers from 10 different states.
Trump tweeted via his Twitter account on Friday, saying, “”The incompetent mayor of Washington, DC, Bowser, whose budget is completely out of control, and which returns to us continuously for ‘charity’, is now fighting the National Guard who saved her from a great embarrassment over the past nights.” “.
“If (the mayor) does not treat these men and women well, we will bring another group of men and women!” Trump said.
The demonstration, planned for this weekend, and expected to witness millions of attendees, is linked to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota.
In preparation, the White House fortified itself by erecting black fences between 2.1 and 2.7 meters high.
The White House also deployed armed guards and skilled snipers in its vicinity.
The mayor of the city said in an interview with reporters that it was “sad that the (White) House and its residents must be walled.”
“We should want to open the White House,” she said.
Criticism arose over the move, and its owners said that the White House, which has long been referred to as the People’s Home, suddenly cannot be reached by Americans.
A long fence was lifted on Tuesday morning, on the northern side of Lafayette Square, along Street H, so that no one could enter the normally open square.
It is the same place where peaceful protesters received gas bombs by the police to open the way for the president to take a picture in front of St. John’s Church.
A fence was also constructed along hundreds of feet on 17th Street of the city.
The White House told The Washington Post that the security measures taken were not from Trump’s decision, and he was not involved in taking them.
According to the “Washington Post”, there are supporters of Trump who see the measures taken to demonstrate absolute power and a leader who controls the streets to protect his people.