Family Staged a Hilarious Anti-Trump Protest With Toy Dinosaurs

A 25-year-old student Dan Udy from London on a fellowship at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. was walking around his area on Capitol Hill on Saturday when he saw a mini protest proceeding under a tree.

Anti-Trump Protest With Toy Dinosaurs

“I don’t know who did it, but some people are convinced I staged the whole thing,” Udy said. “To be honest, if I knew how to make something go viral I would have been doing it for ages now. I’m shit at Twitter!”

Anti-Trump Protest With Toy Dinosaurs

Another Capitol Hill resident, Carly Van Orman saw Udy’s tweet and shared a photo she had taken of the protest earlier this month when she and her kids passed by.

Anti-Trump Protest With Toy Dinosaurs

Orman said her kids recognized the dinosaurs first. “We’d done the Women’s March the weekend before, so they recognized what it was,” she said.

Anti-Trump Protest With Toy Dinosaurs

Creator of the protest is Bill Rebeck and he said in a statement:  “the dinosaurs are alive and well, and want to be heard.”

Anti-Trump Protest With Toy Dinosaurs

Rebeck, a neuroscience professor, he and his wife, Andria Wisler, who is the Director of the Center for Social Justice, work at Georgetown University and have a four-year-old son called Jackson.

Anti-Trump Protest With Toy Dinosaurs

Toy dinosaurs have lived in the family’s garden since about a year ago when their neighbor Steve left them in to amuse Jackson, Rebeck said.

“After the election, my wife and I were talking about how to protest some of the worst parts of the Trump administration, and she suggested the dinosaurs in their garden could make a statement,” he said.

Anti-Trump Protest With Toy Dinosaurs

“So we made up the signs, and Jackson stuck them on emery boards; we gave them to the dinosaurs,” Rebeck said.