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The 16th street in the center of the US capital Washington, DC has been adorned with the name of the anti-racism movement Black Lives Matter - in German: the life of blacks counts - in giant yellow letters. The road leads north from the White House.


On Friday, activists put the "Black Lives Matter" lettering on the street in yellow.


Mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser, officially renamed the intersection of 16th Street and H Street on June 5 to Black Lives Matter Plaza NW. At the intersection is St. John's Church, before which US President Donald Trump was photographed with a Bible in hand on June 1st. Previously, security forces violently drove protesters out of Lafayette Park, south of it.


In recent protests on Friday, a protester holds up a sign to support Black Lives Matter. To see in the background: the White House.


The word "Matter" from the giant lettering "Black Lives Matter" on 16th Street in Washington, DC


Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser looks at the lettering from a rooftop high above 16th Street. Bowser is a member of the Democrats.


The view of the White House in southern direction down the 16th street - the yellow letters can be seen on the pavement. Conversely, the words "Black Lives Matter" can also be seen well from the seat of government of the US President.


On June 5, four days after Donald Trump posed in front of St. John's (the building on the left), demonstrators once again shape the streets.


Protesters dance peacefully outside the White House on Friday.


There is also time for selfies at Black Lives Matter Plaza.


Soldiers in heavy gear leave the White House estate on Friday. They have been ordered to Washington, DC to support the security forces stationed there.


In the past few days, an additional heavy fence has been erected around the already strongly secured property of the White House. Here workers on the south side of the property carry one of the fence parts.


Two protesters hold motifs from the We The People campaign in Lafayette Square near the White House. The campaign was launched in 2017 shortly after Donald Trump's election by a non-profit organization in Seattle as a protest. The motif seen here comes from street artist Shepard Fairey. It shows the stylized image of a black girl. The photographer Delphine Diallo used the portrait for this.