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May the 4th Be With the Resistance: President Trump Comes Home to Raucous Protest on Star Wars Day

New Yorkers are letting the historically unpopular president know he's not welcome back.

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President Trump's homecoming on May 4 took on a new meaning for New Yorkers also celebrating Stars Wars Day for the first time since Carrie Fisher's tragic death last December. Since then, Fisher has become an icon of the anti-Trump movement, catalyzed by Hayley Gilmore, the Mississippi artist and designer behind “A Woman’s Place Is in the Resistance” posters.

“I think Carrie Fisher’s portrayal as Leia in the Star Wars film franchise resonates with many women because she is a fierce, intelligent, charming, and powerful woman,” explained Gilmore in January. “It makes sense [marchers] would gravitate towards Leia, especially after Carrie’s death. It’s a way to honor a woman who stood up for her beliefs.” 

Nearly 80% of New York City residents voted for Hillary Clinton in November. 

 

‪On the eve of his return to NYC, we left him a reminder on the Intrepid, the Resistance will not stop. #NoTrumpNYC ‬ ‪-Women's March‬ . Projection: @the.illuminator

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Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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