Caesar McCool the ‘No Drama’ therapy llama’s calming presence has been helping keep the peace between protesters and police amid Portland demonstrations.
“llamactivist” calms tensions at protests
Caesar the "No Drama Llama" and his caretaker, Larry McCool, have been marching in Portland Black Lives Matter protests and he’s been a calming influence on both demonstrators and the police alike. The protests have been calmer in recent days, reported The Washington Post on Wednesday. The shift away from large-scale clashes with police deploying tear gas came after the Trump administration pulled back federal law enforcement officers. But even during the intensity of the unrest, there were pockets of calm around Caesar McCool. Caesar, better known as “Caesar the No Drama Llama,” is a retired 6-year-old Argentine grand champion show llama that now works as a therapy llama and “llamactivist.” One of his best talents is offering emotional-support hugs, which people line up to give him at protests and other places where Caesar shows up. He’s become somewhat of a celebrity.
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