Chicago 'Witches' Cast Hex Against President Near Trump Tower

By Stephen Gossett in News on Feb 23, 2017 8:30PM

The social medias are all atwitter today with calls for a mass spell-casting to bind Trump to those who do his bidding. But our favorite social-activist coven was ahead of the curve again, as WITCH performed a ritual resistance action over the weekend to ward off the evil ways of the demon-in-chief.

The performers known as WITCH gathered across from Trump Tower on Sunday, a standalone satellite protest of sorts on a day that saw a thousand people march through the Loop to mark the one-month anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. (Hundreds marched the following afternoon for "Not My President's Day.")

Participants, some whom dressed in black or donned capes, carried signs that sported slogans such as "We usher in the demise of patriarchy" and "We usher in the demise of white supremacy" as they ritually marched around a circle. The group—which has in the past staged an exorcism against gentrification in Logan Square and cast a hex on Rahm Emanuel and local slumlords—described Sunday's action as a "hex and protective spell" to curse imperialism and Trump's "witch hunt on immigrants."

WITCH member Chiara Galimberti told Chicagoist last year that the group's actions are a mix of art, protest and social justice. They focus their woke hocus pocus on "inequality and injustice in the Chicago area," according to the Facebook event page.

Members of WITCH were not immediately available to confirm if they would be participating in a blindness spell, which supporters are calling for to take place on Friday. In the meantime, you can check out video of Sunday's literally spellbinding performance here.