Seattle activists set up projections and banners against Trump this morning

Jan 7 2021, 7:46 pm

Seattleites commuting downtown Thursday morning were greeted by large signs of political messaging.

“Democracy NOT dictatorship,” “Arrest Trump,” and “Remove Trump” were a few slogans that could be seen from various vantage points in the city.

Early morning commuters to downtown Seattle were greeted by these projected messages today. Due to a construction site…

Posted by Backbone Campaign on Thursday, 7 January 2021

The Backbone Campaign, working out of Vashon Island, took credit for the display on social media.

“The projections were inspired by the coup yesterday but we do this kind of stuff all over the country through our brigades of projection artists,” a spokesperson told Daily Hive.
“Backbone provides creative strategies, artful action support, and convenes training opportunities for change agents across the United States.”

On their website, it is stated that the campaign has several “action brigades” that work to install guerrilla light projections, overpass lights, LED panels, giant overpass banners, giant 2D and 3D imagery, papier-mâché puppets, hacktivism, and helium-assisted banner lifts.

Today’s action brigade also set up a banner over the I-5 this morning reading “Remove Trump, invoke the 25th amd.”

The campaign has hinted on social media for Seattleites to keep an eye out for other activism pieces in the coming days.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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