Lafayette Square Transformed Into Fulcrum of Protest Art

June 11, 2020 by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – Days after the Trump administration’s use of smoke bombs and pepper spray to push demonstrators from Lafayette Park near the White House so that the entire area could be sealed off with a temporary iron fence, the barrier itself has become a statement.

You can call it the fulcrum of protest art — expressions of rage and heartbreak in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers — left behind long after many of the protestors moved on. 

Captured here are some of those images. On Wednesday, much of the temporary barrier was being taken down. Word is that both the Washington, D.C. government and several museums in the Smithsonian network have expressed an interest in preserving it, but for now volunteers on the scene are working to gather up the items to keep them safe.

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