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NYC builds sticky notes wall in defiance of Trump

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:31

In New York City, people find solace a week after the U.S. presidential election by placing handwritten, anonymous notes on the walls of a busy subway station. Roselle Chen reports.

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This is not the kind of wall Donald Trump was talking about. In the liberal stronghold of New York City, residents distraught over the incoming Republican administration were finding solace a week after the U.S. presidential election by placing handwritten, anonymous notes on the walls of a busy subway station. Many notes offered words of love, support to immigrants or pledged political action. "Subway Therapy," the installation lining the underground walls beneath Manhattan's Union Square was the idea of artist Matthew Chavez who wanted to give people an outlet in the aftermath of the election. SOUNDBITE: Mohamed Frank Olivo, passerby, saying (English): "This is stronger than a march in the streets that gets corralled and a lot of people get arrested, this is stronger than a lot of things I've seen so far. This can bring the 99 percent together and actually make us a whole." SOUNDBITE: Kami Singh, passerby, saying (English): "Everybody has a voice. There are some other people that are participating, like hey, I want to speak up, I want to have a voice and I want to do all these things to be able to say other lives matter." SOUNDBITE: Ryan, passerby, saying (English): "Now people want to complain. Trump is not the problem, Hillary Clinton is not the problem, the entire government is the problem. Stop sitting on your butts and complaining about stuff. If you want change, get up and start to make a change yourself." Democrat Hillary Clinton bested Trump 79 percent to 18 percent in New York City.

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NYC builds sticky notes wall in defiance of Trump

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:31