Washington DC mayor changed the name of a plaza outside the White House to “Black Lives Matter Plaza” in a rebuke to President Trump.
Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser, also unveiled a two-block long sign stating “Black Lives Matter”.
Demanding that Mr Trump removes federal soldiers from Washington.
The mayor’s defiant, and extremely symbolic, acts come as more protests are expected in Washington this weekend. It is a temporary measure but very powerful one. There are more black people living in Washington than white, but the city has one of the highest levels of economic inequality between black and white households in the US.