Fiery Anti-Trump Mural Appears In Clarion Alley

Photos: Alisa Scerrato/Hoodline
By Alisa Scerrato - Published on December 31, 2016.

Yesterday, a new mural went up in Clarion Alley, the art-filled throughway that connects Valencia and Mission streets between 17th and 18th.

Among other themes, the artwork depicts President-Elect Donald Trump against a flaming backdrop, with the words "lies," "misogyny," "Islamophobia" and "xenophobia" floating around him—words some Trump critics have associated with his policies and statements over the course of this year's tumultuous presidential campaign and post-election landscape.

Entitled "Cultivating Resistance," the work comes from the San Francisco Poster Syndicate, self-described as "a loose organization of faculty, students and former students at the San Francisco Art Institute." As SFist reports, the social justice art collective was out distributing free political posters (they'll continue the poster project from noon-3pm on the two Sundays leading up to Trump's January 20th inauguration).

The Clarion Alley Mural Project explained the new mural in a press release:

Our recent presidential election in The US mirrors a global shift towards fascism and a corporate state. The mural depicts Trump spewing out Twitter birds with words like “xenophobia, misogyny, and racism”, pipelines spilling oil, a building representing democracy crumbling, and a image of Steve Bannon in a KKK hood holding the scales of justice. In the center, there are, water protectors, educators, and community organizers, working together to defy these powers—cultivating resistance.

What do you think of the new addition? Let us know in the comments.

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