While millions of people tuned in to watch President Trump claim the White House, New Orleans took their protest of the first ever Cheetos King to the streets in a traditional mock jazz funeral.
Who died, you may be asking?
Lady Liberty of course. An organizer for the Friday march told the Huffington Post:
We are New Orleans. It makes perfect sense that we would mark the dubious occasion of this man’s inauguration with a jazz funeral.
The funeral started when marchers gathered around a nine foot statue of Lady Liberty outside the gates of Louis Armstrong Park. Demonstrators held signs and placed cards into the awaiting casket.
As the VP and President were sworn in, Lady Liberty’s torch extinguished, her arm fell to her side and she was laid in her casket. Demonstrators then began marching down the streets of the French Quarter on their way to the Mississippi River, followed by the tradional Steel Drum Band.
Finally, once they reached the Mississippi River the crowd held their signs high and everyone took turns laying fresh cut flowers in Lady Liberty’s casket. In conclusion, Spell stated:
Our action today is a celebration of our liberties and our freedom in advance of the four years of dissent which lie before us. Tomorrow, we will roll up our sleeves and begin the hard work of protecting and advancing our civil liberties.
Featured image via Huffington Post.