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White House fence that was put up to keep George Floyd protesters back is turned into a Black Lives Matter mural

A newly erected fence in front of the White House that was put up to keep protesters back has been turned into a Black Lives Matter mural. 

Demonstrators demanding justice for the death of George Floyd, 46, who was killed after Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin, 44, knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds during an arrest on May 25, have turned the fence into a memorial wall with placards and protest art.

Signs that read, 'I can't breathe', which were some of Floyd's final words before his death, were affixed up and down the fence.

A large sign reads 'Black Lives Matter' while others call for the defunding of police and an end to police brutality.

According to the National Park Service, the fence, which was placed in front of a White House protest area, was only meant to be temporary.

Park Service spokeswoman Katie Liming said Monday that her agency and the Secret Service expect to reopen part of Lafayette Park in front of the White House on Wednesday.

Liming says some areas of the park will remain closed to allow workers to deal with damage and address safety hazards.

She gave no details and no time for when the rest of the square would reopen.

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