TRUMP PIÑATA HUNG FROM RAFTERS OF CO MUSEUM FOR ‘CHICANOS AGAINST TRUMP’ EVENT

[1/24/17]  A Colorado history museum has come under attack after a group of activists renting its facilities hung a Donald Trump piñata, promising attendees “a chance to strike.”

The controversy began last Friday, when one Facebook user posted a photo of the piñata, hoisted by the neck from the rafters of the El Pueblo History Museum. The museum had rented its space out to Chicanos Against Trump for its Popular Vote Fiesta.

Pueblo County, long dominated by Democratic voters, nonetheless voted for Trump last November by a margin of fewer than 400 votes, the local news channel KOAA noted.

Many of those voters were offended by the piñata, and some have even called for the director of El Pueblo History Museum to resign; a Facebook page denouncing her gained more than 100 likes over the weekend. So strong was the social media backlash elsewhere that the museum stayed shuttered Monday, citing security concerns.

The museum is a nonprofit, prohibited by the federal government from participation in political campaigns. The museum also received nearly $17,000 from the Pueblo City Council and Board of County Commissioners in 2016.


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