During a protest and march in Dallas Monday night, a local artist prepared to paint the plaza outside city hall to read "Black Lives Matter," a project that is approved by the city.
The massive mural spans the length of the city hall. The artist used water-based paint which is easily washable.
"By it being temporary, the idea is to reflect that I don't want to go into the future needing to proclaim that black lives matter," artist JD Moore said.
On Tuesday morning, curious onlookers came by to see the finished work up close. The bold letters 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' were reflected in the windows of Dallas City Hall.
"They shouldn't just be sitting here just looking," Raevyn Jackson said, looking up at the government offices. "They need to feel something and they need to fix it."
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"It doesn't speak anything, but it represents a lot," Douglass Robertson said. "God made us all equal and we should share this Earth while we're here."
Becki Howard brought her 4-year old son, Felix, to see the art installation.
"I want him to see that when you care about something, you take action for it and you show up for people who need you," Howard said with Felix sitting on her shoulders.
The mural punctuated the end of a protest Monday night against social injustice that began at Dallas police headquarters. Demonstrators left flowers under a portrait of George Floyd, who was memorialized in Houston Monday.
Monday marked the 11th day of protests in Dallas.
In Washington, D.C. on Friday, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a ceremonial name for part of 16th Street leading to the White House: Black Lives Matter Plaza.
"We want to call attention today to making sure our nation is more fair and more just and that black lives and that black humanity matter in our nation," Bowser said Friday.