PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Fishtown is taking a page from Black Lives Matter supporters in Washington, D.C. Tonight, hundreds of people temporarily painted the words “End Racism Now” on Girard Avenue. Chopper 3 was over the large yellow letters near Montgomery Avenue.
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Pastor John Brice says they are continuing the momentum of justice and peace more than a week after the protests over George Floyd’s death began in Philadelphia.READ MORE: 11 Separate Shootings In Philadelphia Leave 2 Dead, 10 Others Injured: Police
However, the fire department began washing off the street Tuesday night as officials say the “end racism now” painting was only for tonight.
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In Washington, D.C., supporters painted the words “Black Lives Matter” on the street leading to the White House.