Donald Trump’s nomination as the Republican presidential candidate caused a hundred naked women, carrying gigantic mirrors, to stand on the banks of a river in protest.
The women all stood along the Cuyahoga River in Ohio, in a vacant lot close to the Republican National Convention, shining their mirrors at the Quicken Loans Arena, Mashable reports.
The bare-faced protest was the brainchild of Spencer Tunick, an artist who’s been planning the project since 2013, for a documentary called Everything She Says Means Everything.
Speaking to those at the protest Tunick said:
This is for you and this is for our future. We will shine your light and power onto the RNC. We’re going to shine the light of women into this arena.
The women’s reasons for protesting were all different but the art piece had a central message of bringing attention to feminism and women’s rights.
Speaking to Esquire Cathy Scott, a Republican voter, said:
Donald Trump has said so many outrageous, hateful, inflammatory things. He underestimated his female, Republican vote.
I don’t think he knows there’s a black, single, 35-year-old mom, like me, who is listening to what he’s saying. I don’t think he knows I’m in his political party – and that’s unfortunate.
Tunick has a history of nude photography and similar installations. More photos and quotes from the protesting women can be found at his website.