Protesters Ready for Trump As He Visits Utah on Monday


Because she felt helpless and lost over President Trump’s policies and unraveling of so many progressive policies, artist Cat Palmer decided to organize a protest Sunday on the south lawn of the Utah Capitol ahead of Trump’s Monday visit, hoping to provide an outlet for people who feel their voices aren’t being represented by the nation’s leaders.

Protestors spelled out “Go Home Trump” on the lawn one day before the president arrives to announce that he is destroying two national monuments so that private industry can mine and drill the land instead.

The 113 protestors, all wearing white jumpsuits, positioned themselves on the lawn of the state Capitol on Sunday to form the message to Trump, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Palmer told The Tribune that Sen. Jim Dabakis (D-UT) encouraged her to hold the protest, and said:

We don’t have somebody representing our voices right now, right? That’s a problem. Sometimes when we feel helpless we make art hoping our voices will be heard. It’s an outlet for people. It’s therapeutic…because we are feeling lost right now.

Trump will visit Utah on Monday to detail plans to reduce the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Palmer’s protest comes a day after thousands of Utahns gathered at the state Capitol in support of Bears Ears and Grand Escalante national monuments, both of which face drastic reductions by the Trump administration.