The beginning of resistance. The National Park Service tweets. Now there is a twitter account called “AltNPS.”

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It all started with those inauguration crowd shots.

President Trump, a man who has never indicated that he is fixated on the size of things, was none too thrilled when the National Park Service retweeted photos that showed the crowds on the National Mall at President Obama’s 2009 inauguration side-by-side with those of his inauguration last Friday.

The NPS followed that post with a tweet pointing out that the pages dedicated to climate change, civil rights, and health care were missing from the new White House website.

By the end of the day on Friday, according to an internal email obtained by Gizmodo, the NPS was ordered by its Washington support office “to immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice.”

Living up to its name, Badlands National Park defied the order. From its official Twitter account, the park tweeted facts about climate change. The first of these rebellious one-liners — “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time int he last 650,000 years. #climate.” — went up Tuesday morning. It was retweeted over 9,000 times before it was deleted. Another tweet, about ocean acidification, followed an hour later, and was retweeted over 1,000 times. Within hours, Badlands’ follower count skyrocketed from 7,000 to 69,100.

This bout of defiance lasted only hours. By late afternoon, the tweets disappeared, and the official word on the matter was that a they were sent by a former employee at the park in Interior, S.D., who still had access to the account. An anonymous NPS official told the Washington Post that “the park was not told to remove the tweets but chose to do so when they realized their account had been compromised.”