- The Washington Times - Monday, May 15, 2017

A flash mob of about 200 protesters formed the word “resist!” on the lawn at President Trump’s golf course near Los Angeles over the weekend.

The Indivisible San Pedro activist group organized the flash mob Saturday morning at a public park located within Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Peter M. Warren, a member of the group and former Times journalist, told the paper that the activists took about 15 minutes to arrange the 30-foot-tall letters with their bodies.

The group included children younger than 2 years old, Mr. Warren said.

He said the group sang “God Bless America” while in formation.

The former journalist said their demands for the Trump administration included that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

“There’s always a new Trump outrage,” Mr. Warren told CNN. “This week’s outrage was the firing of Comey so the ‘resist’ to us was to … get a special prosecutor to investigate Trump’s collusion with Russia and Russia’s interference with the 2016 election.”

He said the group is also demanding that Mr. Trump publicly release his tax returns.

“You cannot spell ‘release your taxes’ as easily so we used ‘resist’ to stand for what our ask is,” he said. “We got a tremendous response.”

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the event, but no arrests were reported.

Mr. Warren said golf course officials and sheriff’s deputies watched the scene unfold from a balcony of the clubhouse, but did not intervene.

The group took a photo of the protest and shared it on Twitter, earning a retweet from former Hillary Clinton aide Adam Parkhomenko, The Sacramento Bee noted.

The same golf course made headlines in March after anonymous environmental activists carved “No more tigers, no more woods,” into the green.

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