University of Washington students for Trump erected an eight foot “Trump wall” in the middle of campus this week.
University of Washington students erected an 8-foot 'Trump wall' and had to tear it down w… https://t.co/afVnwlECKX pic.twitter.com/aBE9rkVcC7
— eSmartMe (@esmartme) May 10, 2016
Then right on cue… Crystal Pino, a UW student who identified herself as being of Mexican heritage, climbed over the wall with the help of other students in a show of protest.
Mexican student Crystal Pino climbed over the Trump wall.
Why thank you sir #UW #AntiTrump pic.twitter.com/aaX9bMnULk
— piño (@crystalpino_) May 10, 2016
The Seattle Times reported:
A group of University of Washington students showed their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by building a “Trump wall” on the school’s Red Square.
Two days after Donald Trump made his first campaign visit to Washington state, a group of University of Washington students erected a “Trump wall” on UW’s Red Square on Monday to show their support for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
About 10 Trump supporters, most of whom appeared to be UW students, erected the plywood wall at about 1 p.m. It was painted to resemble a brick wall, with the words “Trump Wall” painted over the bricks.
The crowd grew to more than 100 people, most of whom oppose Trump’s candidacy. Anti-Trump protesters waved signs saying “Stop Trump now” and “Immigrant lives matter,” and unveiled a long black banner that read: “Zero tolerance for walls or hate.” A man carrying a life-size cutout photo of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders wordlessly set it in front of the wall.