Famous Rapid City ‘Art Alley’ Shows Trump Assassinated With Arrows
A nationally publicized project involving artistic graffiti in a downtown Rapid City, South Dakota alleyway is back in the headlines after placement of a large mural showing President Donald Trump being killed by being shot full of native American arrows.
The violent mural shows a modge-podge of a famous photograph of Donald Trump mid-speech, being hit in the back and sides of his head by arrows shot from native American bows in an apparent assassination.
Rapid City is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the historic home of the Lakota, Oglala and Cheyenne Sioux Indian tribes who fought sequentially over control of the land in the 17th and 18th centuries before being subdued by the American military in the late 19th century.
President Donald Trump is notoriously unpopular with native tribes who vote nearly monolithically for Democrats and have invested fully in the notion that Donald Trump is a racist, an illegitimate President, an evil person and a man to be driven from office by any means necessary.
The violent mural shows a modge-podge of a famous photograph of Donald Trump mid-speech, being hit in the back and sides by arrows shot from native American bows in an apparent assassination.
Locals are now debating whether the artistic depiction is an incitement and celebration of threatened violence against a President, or should be considered protected free speech under the 1st Amendment. Trump defenders have suggested a boycott of downtown businesses who have previously supported the Art Alley project financially. On social media, the argument rages.
“How horrible! Absolutely zero respect for our President,” writes one woman.
“Simple solution. Shut down Art Alley and arrest any further attempt at defacing private property,” writes another.
“I guess they don’t want me to go downtown to buy anything,” one woman writes. “I will take my dollars somewhere else. Sad that people can’t respect the President, whoever is in power.”
Title 18, Section 871 of the Federal Code specifically prohibits any speech threatening violence against Presidents or former Presidents and against incitement of similar violence or threat by others.
National news outlets, magazines and websites have devoted articles to the artistic beautification project known to locals as “Art Alley,” a freeform art project that allows private citizens to add their colorful murals and art pieces to an alley that was once filthy and covered with obscene graffiti and profanity.
In 2012, Huffington Post’s Paul Brady wrote a national article about “Art Alley” entitled, “Who Knew Rapid City Was so Cool.”
In 2007, the City of Rapid City provided funds from the city’s infrastructure and public works fund for decorative resurfacing and paving in “Art Alley” as a way to attract private funds to the completion of the project.
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