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Artist projects anti-Trump hashtags on FBI, DOJ buildings in D.C.

#VisualProtest.

The artist responsible for Monday night’s “Pay Bribes Here” projection onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., has struck again.

Artist Robin Bell[1]has spearheaded the guerilla light protests.

Artist Projects Anti-Trump Hashtags On FBI, DOJ Buildings In D.C.

President Trump’s Washington hotel is briefly illuminated with projected messages by Robin Bell, a Washington-based artist and filmmaker.

(Liz Gorman via AP)

On Thursday night, Bell projected the following on the Department of Justice and FBI buildings in Washington, which are in between the White House and the U.S. Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue:

  • “#SessionsMustGo”
  • “#WeNeedToSeeTheMemo”
  • “#FireSessions”
  • “#RefusalToRecuse”

The visuals showed figures like Sessions, Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump (surrounded by dollar bills), and others. The “memo” hashtag refers to an alleged document written by former FBI Director James Comey following a discussion with Trump about the scandal-plagued former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. On Monday night, Bell took his projector to the Trump Hotel, where he also flashed the saying “Emoluments Welcome” on the building.

Artist Projects Anti-Trump Hashtags On FBI, DOJ Buildings In D.C.

Robin Bell projects anti-Jeff Sessions hashtags and quotes on May 18, 2017.

(Robin Bell via Periscope)

Bell chose the hotel to draw attention to accusations that foreign leaders could gain access to the commander-in-chief by purchasing rooms at the resort. He began the light show from a van parked across the street at around 9:15 p.m. Monday. Within 10 minutes a security guard had blocked the light.

Bell began Thursday’s display around the same time.

Bell told the Daily News[2] earlier this week, “We had a couple of great moments. A tour bus pulled up, people started clapping and taking photos. Everyone on the street, except for the security guard, seemed really happy.”

Artist Projects Anti-Trump Hashtags On FBI, DOJ Buildings In D.C.

An anti-Trump image appears in the visual work of artist Robin Bell.

(Robin Bell via Periscope)

Shortly after the November election, Bell projected “Experts Agree: Trump is a Pig” on the D.C. hotel. It’s across the street from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has been protested over the selection of Scott Pruitt to administer it.

Bell told the Los Angeles Times[3] that he enjoys coordinating the displays because “People will hang out and start to talk about things.”

“The whole thing is that you’re trying to create this space,” he told the L.A. Times.

Tags: fbi[4] washington dc[5] donald trump[6] mike pence[7] james comey[8] michael flynn[9]

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