George Floyd billboard in DC issues statement for justice
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - An activist group teamed up with artist Don Perlis to install a billboard in D.C. to commemorate the death of George Floyd – and to call out for social justice.
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The picture shows in stark detail the violent act that took the life of the Minneapolis man – when a police officer locked his knee into Floyd’s neck and refused to move despite his pleas.
The incident sparked demonstrations and outrage nationwide – including some protests that devolved into clashes between police and protesters.
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The picture is paired with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Artist Don Perlis said, "I wanted to memorialize George Floyd and make an image that his death would not be forgotten."
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You can find the billboard on South Capitol Street in D.C.
The billboard’s financial backers say they hope it raises awareness about human rights.