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The Sounds of Protest Are Getting Louder

Why an artist from the U.K. is mapping the din of dissent.
A protester yells outside the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia, Jan 2017.
A protester yells outside the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia, Jan 2017.Matt Slocum/AP

Flares fired by police punctuate the voices of protesters: “If you stay together, they cannot arrest you,” they say, “There are too many of us.” Over a megaphone, a police officer shouts at the crowd to vacate or be subject to “impact weapons.” The scene culminates in a familiar refrain: “the people, united, will never be divided.”

This is the sound of an anti-Trump protest in Portland in 2016.