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Artists and performers showcased their work throughout the Twin Cities on Monday as part of a national Presidents' Day movement to use artistic expression to protest President Donald Trump.

Musicians, dancers and spoken-word artists wearing orange performed at bus stops in Minneapolis and St. Paul from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. "to directly combat the propaganda machine, the money machine, the hate machine, in service of integrity, empowerment, and humanity," according to a Facebook event page.

The event, called "This Machine (Not My President's Day Minneapolis Saint Paul)," concluded at the Red Stag Supperclub with performances and a celebration. It was one of several such events planned nationwide by a coalition of anti-Trump activists.

The name was a nod to Woody Guthrie's "This Machine Kills ­Fascists" 1941 guitar sticker, and the event was meant to show "the power of these artists to commune and become greater than themselves as individuals," said Jess Kiel-Wornson, co-organizer and multimedia artist.

Jessie Bekker is a University of Minnesota student on assignment for the Star Tribune.