All anti-Trumpers, mark your calendars for August 30th, as this is the day that a determined group of opponents plans to build a quarter-million pound, 200-foot-long sandbag wall across from Trump Tower. Designers David Haggerty and James Cazzoli have already received permits from the Central Park Conservancy (the wall will go up at West 59th Street and Avenue of the Americas, four blocks from Trump Tower and three blocks from the Trump International Hotel) and they’ve now launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign called “Wall in Trump” to raise the $60,000 it’ll take to make this vision a reality.
Haggerty told Wired that the idea began in April over a dinner conversation. “How can we do something very grand in one of the most controversial elections ever? Trump calls for the building of a wall, defaming and slandering Mexican people—well, what if we turn his words against him, and wall him in?” Since then, the group has been working with Sandbags LLC, a distribution center in New Jersey that will rent them 10,000 25-pound sandbags and help with installation and removal.
If all goes according to plan, the four-foot-tall, three-foot-wide, 200-foot-long wall will be set up over an eight-hour period on August 29th, ready for view the following day. If the campaign isn’t successful or the team raises more than $60,000, they’ll donate funds to the I Have a Dream Foundation, whose mission is to fight discrimination by promoting higher education in low-income communities. So far, they’ve raised $2,443 from 98 backers, and there’s 17 days left to go.
Click here to learn more and/or donate to the campaign.
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