Trump messages popping up around Baltimore as critics react to election
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Those upset with the election of Donald Trump are offering their feelings in different ways across Baltimore.
"When you have a leader who strikes fear in your culture, somethings a little bit off about that," Jordannah Elizabeth of Red Emma's said.
Red Emma's Bookstore painted the message "F*** TRUMP" on its window this week. It was washed away Sunday and replaced with "THE MOST VIOLENT ELEMENT IN SOCIETY IS IGNORANCE. - EMMA GOLDMAN / STAND TOGETHER AGAINST HATE."
"Just because the sign is taken down, it's a symbol that the work is already happening and it's going to continue," Elizabeth said. "That was a quick statement. Now the work begins."
Down North Avenue on the corner of Charles Street, artists encouraged people to "Express Yourself" following the election with messages on Post-it notes.
"This, at the end of the day, it's just words on a wall. I don't mean nothing unless you put it into the atmosphere," Brittany Fleming said. "I feel like it's a cry for help. It's a cry for help."
MICA students did the same with a project called "Strings of Strength."
"You know, people are really feeling, 'Do I not matter? Is my voice not heard?'" Alyse Ruriani said.
The American Visionary Art Museum found a "Dump on Trump" toilet Sunday morning. Baltimore Police sent the "bomb team" to ensure the toilet was safe.
"We at our unique national museum are pro peaceful expression of thought and committed to meaningful, mutually respectful dialogue," AVAM diretor Rebecca Hoffberger said.