Out of the blue: ‘Trump’ skywriting appears above Sydney protest


Skywriting Australia says it did the job at a cost of $4,000, and the clients wanted it to coincide with the Womens March

Skywriters wrote Trump over Sydney on Saturday, above a protest where 5,000 people marched in support of womens rights, following Donald Trumps inauguration as US president.

Two messages simply saying Trump appeared about midday, and many images of the signs were posted on social media.

Hektik Hektor (@HektikHektor)

Somebody’s got a sense of humour #Trump #Trump420 #Inauguration #InaugurationDay2017 #POTUS #Sydney #TrumpTrain #TrumpProtest #LoveLife pic.twitter.com/G2k4pQf8qP

January 21, 2017

Rob Vance from Skywriting Australia said his company did the skywriting at a total cost of $4,000 to the customers, who wanted the messages to coincide with the Womens March.

He said the customers were a group of Australian Trump supporters, but they wanted to remain anonymous.

Some Twitter users were angry at the signs, and complained about it.

Harrison Engstrom (@HarrisonTheFan)

Well this is fucked…
Spotted by a friend of mine on Insta who lives in #Sydney pic.twitter.com/FLZ06ytcmi

January 21, 2017

Others had suggestions for how to improve the way things looked.

Mary Kate (@_maryjordan)

Someone decided to write Trump in the sky during the #WomensMarch pic.twitter.com/mywaYT2vLb

January 21, 2017

Neety1 (@Neety1)

The sign writer forgot to finish the sentence – “is a cunt” is missing. #trump #sydney #signwriting #skypollution #pleasedieasap pic.twitter.com/Qw8NKpHXUy

January 21, 2017

The skywriting appeared to have little effect on protesters, though, who marched through Sydney in a mostly jubilant, yet strongly defiant, mood.

Michael Slezak (@MikeySlezak)

So this #WomensMarch in #sydney was really huge today! pic.twitter.com/NdsiiH8fkh

January 21, 2017

The march in Sydney was one of the first of more than 600 protests planned around the world, on the first day after Trump was inaugurated as president of the US.

The events organisers said the protests were not just about Trump, but were to be viewed as anti-hatred, anti-bigotry and anti-misogyny, and intended to empower marginalised groups.

Read more: www.theguardian.com


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