Epoch Times: PALO ALTO, Calif.—On the morning of Jan. 7 a mysterious protest took place on Stanford’s campus, perhaps connected to the inauguration of California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom.
Six famous sculptures by Auguste Rodin in Stanford University’s Memorial Court were dressed in yellow vests, at the same time that Newsom was making his inauguration speech in the state capitol. The statues are symbols of civic virtue.
Californians started seeing yellow vests in December, when the activists of the New California state movement wore yellow vests “in solidarity with the French citizens” and against socialism and globalism.
The group of six sculptures at Stanford University, called The Burghers of Calais, are the work of the famous French sculptor Auguste Rodin, and were created between 1884, when they were commissioned by the city of Calais, and 1889, when they were completed.
The sculptures have been symbols of the university in its Memorial Court, where there was originally placed a statue of the Stanford Family.
Newsom, in his inauguration speech, said that he would continue the sanctuary state policies and environmental policies adopted by his predecessor, Governor Jerry Brown.
California’s sanctuary state policies and its strict environmental policies have both been widely criticized. more here