Every resistance needs a good mantra. As Donald Trump takes office, Jaden Smith claimed a temporary space in Queens, NY, where he began repeating the words “He will not divide us” and invited anyone else to join him.
He Will Not Divide Us is a project from Labeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, a trio of performance artists behind endeavors like #TouchMySoul and #AllMyMovies. LaBeouf refers to the actor Shia LaBeouf.
According to the website, He Will Not Divide Us will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the next four years — or as long as Trump is president.
“In this way, the mantra ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’ acts as a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community,” the site says.
Smith probably won’t be there the whole time — but he’s one of the first, and his commitment is evident.