On Tuesday, an unknown man made headlines when he climbed a 162-foot TV tower in the middle of Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard while holding a sign that read “Free Billie Eilish.”
The man’s actions caused a three-hour shutdown of the area, with roads surrounding the tower blocked off, and traffic coming to a standstill.
He played his guitar and held a white sheet with black lettering that had a cryptic message, which read “MK ultra sex slaves donald marshall clones.” Despite being referred to as a “protester,” it remains unclear what the guy was protesting.
The Los Angeles Fire Department quickly responded to the scene and used an inflatable airbag to ensure the man’s safety. Power to the tower was turned off as authorities pleaded with the man to come down, and eventually, he was brought down and arrested on trespassing charges.
Following the incident, “Free Billie Eilish” began trending on social media, although some fans were left puzzled by the man’s message. The 21-year-old Grammy-winning artist, who had earlier in the day appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden, has not commented on the strange occurrence.
The event, which caused chaos in the busy Los Angeles street, grabbed media attention and was widely reported by news outlets. The man’s climb and protest triggered a massive response from the authorities, who had to bring in a fire department and block off the road to ensure public safety. The TV tower incident is still under investigation, and the man’s motives and identity remain a mystery.