A man leaves a note at 16th Street Mission BART Station Monday, November 14, 2016 on the "Wall of Empathy, a space created by three local San Francisco residents where people are able to share encouraging, hopefull messages following a conflicting presidential election. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

A man leaves a note at 16th Street Mission BART Station Monday, November 14, 2016 on the "Wall of Empathy, a space created by three local San Francisco residents where people are able to share encouraging, hopefull messages following a conflicting presidential election. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF millennials to protest Trump with empathetic notes in subways

Three millennials in San Francisco are planning to build a “Wall of Empathy” out of Post-it notes in subway stations throughout The City in response to the election of Donald Trump as president of the U.S.

The protesters plan to line the tiles of three Bay Area Rapid Transit stations with Post-it notes on Monday morning. The protest, which they are calling a participatory art installation, is in the same vein as the “Therapy Wall” that sprung up Wednesday in New York.

“This is an action from our generation who overwhelmingly do not support the candidate who was chosen,” said Tamilla Mir, who does event marketing in the tech industry.

Mir and her friends Muriel MacDonald and Melissa Goldman, all in their 20s, created a Facebook page for the event Thursday. Almost 300 people said they would attend the event as of Friday evening, and another 800 more have expressed interest.

The group plans to write empathetic messages on the Post-it notes to counteract what they describe as the “hateful rhetoric” of Trump.

“We are all essentially in grief over the election results and looking to figure [out] a way to communicate that we don’t stand what Donald Trump stands for,” Goldman said.

MacDonald, who works for a political consulting firm in San Francisco, said that the trio is starting a guerilla art group to protest Trump.

“This is our first action but we’re hoping to have success with this one and garner people [to protest] for the next four to eight years,” MacDonald said.

The Post-it notes are expected to go up at the Montgomery, 16th Street and 24th Street BART stations around 7 a.m.

A box of post-it notes are seen at 16th Street Mission BART Station Monday, November 14, 2016 on the "Wall of Empathy, a space created by three local San Francisco residents where people are able to share encouraging, hopefull messages following a conflicting presidential election. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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A box of post-it notes are seen at 16th Street Mission BART Station Monday, November 14, 2016 on the "Wall of Empathy, a space created by three local San Francisco residents where people are able to share encouraging, hopefull messages following a conflicting presidential election. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

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