Persistence Defeats ‘Resistance’
A local group of concerned citizens in El Cajon, California took immediate action when they saw a billboard featured on East Main and Second Street which depicted a Black Lives Matter ad with an anti-Trump undertone.
The group persistently made calls to Billboard host Clear Channel in San Diego, and stated that they were concerned that people would vandalize or cause harm to themselves because of the new neighborhood addition. The group also expressed that they were also concerned with the divisiveness it might cause within the community. The group told The Red Elephants that a man at clear channel by the name of ‘Steve’ was very receptive to their complaints and even apologized to the group.
“Clear channel even apologized,” the anonymous source said. “He said that it would be taken down right away and it was.” A woman at Clear Channel by the name of Erin also told the group that the billboard was paid for by the state of California. Erin was the person at Clear Channel that called the group back and told them that it was “coming down by the end of the day.”
Not only did the anti-American billboard come down in less than 24 hours, it was replaced with a billboard advertising for the United States marines. Here are the before and after pictures.