The protesters spelled out "Go Home Trump" in the Utah State Capitol garden just one day before President Trump travels to the state to announce that he is reducing at least two national monuments.
The 113 protesters, all wearing white suits, lying on the lawn of the state capitol on Sunday to form the message to Trump, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
So, today I was part of an incredible artistic project, a message that many of us here in Utah wish to send to @realDonaldTrump #DumpTrump the artist who put this together was the wonderful @catpalmer . #GoHomeTrump pic.twitter.com/VihCPVOViA
– BeccaKitty⚡️ (@ BeccaKitty0217) December 3, 2017
The organizer and artist Cat Palmer told The Tribune that she I was motivated to hold the protest to share the voices of people who feel they are not being represented in the federal government.
She added that Senator Jim Dabakis (D-Utah) encouraged her to hold the protest.
We do not have someone to represent our voices right now, right? That is a problem. Sometimes, when we feel helpless, we do art waiting for our voices to be heard, "Palmer told The Tribune.
" It's a way out for people. It's therapeutic … because we feel lost at this moment. "
Trump will visit Utah on Monday to detail plans to reduce the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.