What do you get when you cross 200 protesters with a Donald Trump-branded golf course?
It’s not a joke; this actually happened, and those 200 protesters hit the dirt at southern California’s Trump National Golf Club to spell out an emphatic statement: “RESIST!”
The group in question is the San Pedro chapter of Indivisible, a nationwide network that formed after the 2016 election. Using the example set by the right-leaning Tea Party in years past, Indivisible works to bring about broader change by inspiring activism at the local level.
The flash mob that met to spell out “RESIST!” spanned every age group, from babies to retirees. After taking 15 minutes to get organized, the protesters sat down and belted out “God Bless America” as a group (h/t Los Angeles Times).
The #resist hashtag has taken on tremendous symbolic importance in this, the Age of Trump.
It’s everywhere on social media. I use it for daily affirmations with my adorable puppy on Instagram. The hashtag exists as a reminder to the popular vote majority in the U.S. that it’s important for us to push back against toxic policies and unethical behavior at the highest levels of government.