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¡Rape Trump!

Border mural depicts presidential contender with ball gag

Donald Trump's defiled image
Donald Trump's defiled image

A mile west of the Tijuana airport, where the road ends and dirt road begins, a mural that reads “¡Rape Trump!” has been painted on the old border wall. The presidential candidate's face is depicted with a red ball gag in his mouth. The mural also includes instructions in Spanish (with grammatical errors) on how to get to Trump Tower in New York City. They also painted a door the reads "USA/Now Hiring/Keep out" and a McDonald’s logo that reads: "MEXICO — Billions of acres stolen."

The border wall is just a couple feet north of the international border line
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The making of Indecline's Trump mural

The making of Indecline's Trump mural

"The group is comprised of anonymous political activists, filmmakers, and graffiti artists," I was told via email when I contacted the group responsible. "The artists behind this project are from a collective called Indecline. The collective was formed in 2001. Indecline isn't based out of one city, but has collaborators and crews in various states in the USA and a handful of countries around the world." The email response did not give a name and was signed “Indecline.”

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"This is the first project Indecline has executed in Tijuana," the anonymous email said about their work. "Earlier in the year, the collective broke the world record for the largest illegal graffiti mural in the world."

The video of the mural can be found on Indecline's website. The video starts with a standard Mexican song by Los Tigres del Norte ("La Puerta Negra"), with views of Tijuana as they make their way to the mural location. The first person depicted spray-painting is white, preserving his anonymity with a black bandana. By the end of the video, they use kids as a prop for their ideologies, teaching them how to spray-paint their tag and destroying a Trump piñata.

That it's their first mural and that it is a bit hidden explains why local news hasn’t mentioned it. The old border wall is on U.S. property, outside of Mexico's jurisdiction. An old poem by Acción Poética is next to Trump's mural, followed by white crosses with the names of those who have died attempting to cross the border. More murals are found along the wall, though most of it remains an ugly rusted brown color.

"La policia made their presence known almost immediately and continued their surveillance through the completion of the project," the anonymous email continued. The video also shows cops approaching them, but no altercation occurs. "They didn't harass the artists too much, but checked in periodically and did express extreme support of the message being created on their side of the border."

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Donald Trump's defiled image
Donald Trump's defiled image

A mile west of the Tijuana airport, where the road ends and dirt road begins, a mural that reads “¡Rape Trump!” has been painted on the old border wall. The presidential candidate's face is depicted with a red ball gag in his mouth. The mural also includes instructions in Spanish (with grammatical errors) on how to get to Trump Tower in New York City. They also painted a door the reads "USA/Now Hiring/Keep out" and a McDonald’s logo that reads: "MEXICO — Billions of acres stolen."

The border wall is just a couple feet north of the international border line
Video:

The making of Indecline's Trump mural

The making of Indecline's Trump mural

"The group is comprised of anonymous political activists, filmmakers, and graffiti artists," I was told via email when I contacted the group responsible. "The artists behind this project are from a collective called Indecline. The collective was formed in 2001. Indecline isn't based out of one city, but has collaborators and crews in various states in the USA and a handful of countries around the world." The email response did not give a name and was signed “Indecline.”

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"This is the first project Indecline has executed in Tijuana," the anonymous email said about their work. "Earlier in the year, the collective broke the world record for the largest illegal graffiti mural in the world."

The video of the mural can be found on Indecline's website. The video starts with a standard Mexican song by Los Tigres del Norte ("La Puerta Negra"), with views of Tijuana as they make their way to the mural location. The first person depicted spray-painting is white, preserving his anonymity with a black bandana. By the end of the video, they use kids as a prop for their ideologies, teaching them how to spray-paint their tag and destroying a Trump piñata.

That it's their first mural and that it is a bit hidden explains why local news hasn’t mentioned it. The old border wall is on U.S. property, outside of Mexico's jurisdiction. An old poem by Acción Poética is next to Trump's mural, followed by white crosses with the names of those who have died attempting to cross the border. More murals are found along the wall, though most of it remains an ugly rusted brown color.

"La policia made their presence known almost immediately and continued their surveillance through the completion of the project," the anonymous email continued. The video also shows cops approaching them, but no altercation occurs. "They didn't harass the artists too much, but checked in periodically and did express extreme support of the message being created on their side of the border."

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