Thousands of concerned citizens will take part in a new ritual of sorts, commemorating the anniversary of Donald Trump's election by screaming at the sky.
Over 4,000 Facebook users have RSVP'd—another 33,000 are interested in attending—to the Nov. 8 event being held in Boston that is quite literally titled "Scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election."
The event is pretty much self-explanatory: on the anniversary of last year’s election, thousands will flock to the Boston Common for a party fueled by despair and aggravation over the contest's winner — whom 73 million Americans voted against.
"Come express your anger at the current state of democracy, and scream helplessly at the sky!" the Facebook event’s details section states.
Protests have erupted across the country since Trump first took office, with the Women’s March occurring the day after his January 20 inauguration possibly marking the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history. Virtually each of those demonstrations has come with a call-to-action: the Women’s March demanded gender equality and inclusion, protests at airports nationwide have stood in opposition to Trump’s travel restrictions on Muslim-majority nations and other events have been spearheaded by progressive organizations like Planned Parenthood as fundraising initiatives.
The scream event is certainly a one-of-a-kind protest, but it isn’t the only unique demonstration created in the wake of Trump’s election. Residents of Washington, D.C. flocked to Vice President Mike Pence’s house and threw a dance party celebrating the LGBT community. Nationwide groups are also finding new ways to engage with their representatives, including baking cupcakes for Republican lawmakers when they derail Trump’s conservative agenda.
But the upcoming Boston scream party appears to be a departure from taking action against the administration and its agenda. Instead, Americans will be provided the unique opportunity to vent their rage by shouting at the darkening skies above, all the while expecting nothing in return.
The event will be held at the 383-year-old Boston Common, the oldest city park in the country. The park features a sprawling grass lawn, a lake and a bronze statue of George Washington. The upcoming screaming event promises to be one of the loudest events the Boston Common has hosted this year: the park has served as a space for book launches, wine tastings and festivals throughout 2017.
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