Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has changed the name of a street in front of the White House to "Black Lives Matter Plaza" in support of the protests against alleged police brutalities targeting the black community in the country.
The city also installed a new street sign for the plaza at the intersection of H and 16th Streets, the site of St John's Episcopal Church.
Outrage over Floyd's dying has spiralled within the final week with violent protests and demonstrations breaking out in all 50 USA states.
The demonstrators included families and people of all ages carrying signs with slogans such as "Fed up", "All lives do not matter until black lives do", and "My black son matters".
"We have a lot of public, open-source information to suggest that the event on this upcoming Saturday may be one of the largest that we've had in the city", D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters Thursday.
Mayor Muriel Bowser mentioned that the mural, accomplished on Friday, was supposed to ship a message of assist and solidarity to Americans outraged over the dying of George Floyd.
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Hundreds of National Guard officers were deployed to D.C., despite Bowser saying she only asked for 100 to stand near the White House and for them to remain unarmed.
The lawsuit filed by the family says the officers were not looking for Taylor or her boyfriend, but for a suspect who was already in custody.
Activists have also called for cities to defund police departments. It was Congress, not Trump, that cost the District of Columbia more than $700 million in federal funding earlier this year by classifying it as a territory rather than a state in the first big coronavirus relief package.
Nationwide protests, largely peaceful, have at times turned to vandalism, looting and clashes between police and protesters.
Trump, who is seeking re-election in November, was cheered on Friday by an unexpected jump in US employment in May, defying predictions of further job losses inflicted by the pandemic.
Since George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, few communities have teemed with such outspoken frustration as the city just outside President Trump's window - and that dissatisfaction was again on ample display Saturday in Washington, D.C.
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