In a disrespectful and criminal act, a "projectionist" has put a large sign defacing Washington’s Trump International Hotel on Saturday night.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sh*thole Projections 1-13-18 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/resist?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#resist</a> <a href="https://t.co/QiGcLmiWf4">https://t.co/QiGcLmiWf4</a></p>— robin bell (@bellvisuals) <a href="https://twitter.com/bellvisuals/status/952333505001918465?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 14, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The person behind the crime used a projector to display the word "SHITHOLE" above the entryway of Trump International Hotel. The projection also included dozens of 'poop' emojis along with the giant letters.
On the same night that the projection appeared, a journalist by the name of Robin Bell apparently claimed credit for crime on social media. Bell posted a video showing the projection along with the words, "Sh*thole Projections 1-13-18 #resist."
While a projection may seem harmless enough, it is likely illegal under Washington D.C. Law 18-375. The law says,
<i>"It shall not be lawful for any person or persons within the District of Columbia to congregate and assemble in any street, avenue, alley, road, or highway, or in or around any public building or inclosure, or any park or reservation, or at the entrance of any private building or inclosure, and engage in loud and boisterous talking or other disorderly conduct, or to insult or make rude or obscene gestures or comments or observations on persons passing by, or in their hearing, or to crowd, obstruct, or incommode, the free use of any such street, avenue, alley, road, highway, or any of the foot pavements thereof, or the free entrance into any public or private building or inclosure; it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to curse, swear, or make use of any profane language or indecent or obscene words, or engage in any disorderly conduct in any street, avenue, alley, road, highway, public park or inclosure, public building, church, or assembly room, or in any other public place, or in any place wherefrom the same may be heard in any street, avenue, alley, road, highway, public park or inclosure, or other building, or in any premises other than those where the offense was committed, under a penalty of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both for each and every such offense."</i>
Although the projection doesn't physically damage the building, it is still illegal. No word yet if charges will be filed against the person responsible.
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