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01/20/2017 04:23 pm ET Updated Jan 21, 2017

Black Twitter Users Say No To Trump And Yes To 'The Wiz' In #InaugurationBlackout

Some users wanted no parts of Trump's inauguration.

In anticipation of the gloom President Donald Trump’s inauguration would cast over minority communities on Friday, Interactive News One’s Jamiliah Lemieux encouraged black Twitter users to partake in an #InaugurationBlackout that consisted of live-tweeting “The Wiz” on Netflix during the event. 

Lemieux partnered with media site Hello Beautiful, activist group Blackout For Human Rights and film company Array Now to encourage users to watch the 1978 black-led musical on Netflix promptly at 11 AM, moments before the inauguration kicked off.

As users watched, timelines were flooded with #InaugurationBlackout tweets that reflected collective expressions of black joy, nostalgia, observations of the musical’s eerie foreboding and calls for solidarity. Take a look at some of the tweets below:

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