Protesters outside the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC, displayed a sign unofficially renaming the street “President Zelensky Way” to show support for Ukraine and its President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Photos of the new sign outside the Russian Embassy on Wisconsin Avenue in DC were shared on Twitter by political activist Claude Taylor on Sunday and have since gone viral.
Taylor, the president of Mad Dog PAC, an anti-Trump political action committee, told The Hill that the group often participates in “guerrilla art” political protests.
“The President Zelensky Way street sign is just our way of peacefully protesting Putin’s atrocities and honoring Ukraine,” he told The Hill.
“We wanted to make a small symbolic statement in support of Ukraine,” Taylor told Insider. He added that “this is just a peaceful, non-violent and silent form of protest”.
Taylor was also behind the posting of a “Khashoggi Way” sign outside the Saudi Embassy in 2018 following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
At the Russian Embassy in DC…now located on President Zelensky Way. pic.twitter.com/zmShDvEqQS
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) March 6, 2022
The Russian Embassy in Washington, DC, did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.
The street in front of the embassy was renamed Boris Nemtsov Place by the DC Council in 2018. Nemtsov, a critic of the Russian president Vladimir PoutineVladimir Vladimirovich PutinKristen Stewart Honors Ukraine at Independent Film Awards was killed near the Kremlin three years ago. Moscow has denied any involvement in his assassination.