In an attempt to encourage Americans living abroad to vote against Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election, a group of German activists, going by the name Avaaz, gathered outside the Brandenburg Gate on Friday, constructing a wall bearing the candidate’s image. A wall that carries an extra meaning just feet from where the historically dividing Berlin Wall once stood.
Constructed out of cardboard blocks, the wall carried the painted message: “United to Stop Trump”. Meredith Alexander, one of the group’s campaigners, said that they wanted to reach out to the roughly 6 million US voters living abroad, calling them the “secret swing state” as only 12 percent actually sent in votes in the last election.
Eligible Americans were able to register to vote on the spot, and ballots were available to print and send it. And just incase anyone needed an extra push, chocolate chip cookies were also on tap. I vote for cookies.