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Trump's statue removed from Manhattan

Before it was withdrawn, numerous passersby were able to take pictures of and with sculpture

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Publish Date: Aug 19 2016 1:28PM | Updated Date: Aug 19 2016 1:28PM

Trump's statue removed from Manhattan

New York City officials have removed a naturally-coloured statue of a completely naked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump from Union Square in Manhattan.

 
The statue is the work of a group of artists, who were aiming to protest the attitudes and statements of the Republican candidate, EFE news reported.
 
The naked and flesh-coloured sculpture of a paunchy Trump stood glued with epoxy to the square for about two hours before personnel from the city's Parks Department removed it.
 
Before it was withdrawn, numerous passersby, including tourists, were able to take pictures of and with  the sculpture.
 
The group of artists, who made the statue carried out similar protests against Trump in Seattle, Cleveland, Los Angeles and San Francisco. 
 
"Unlike the statues, it's our hope that Donald Trump, our modern day Emperor of Fascism and Bigotry is never installed in the most powerful political and military position in the world. These fleeting installations represent this fleeting nightmare, and in the fall, it is our wish to look back and laugh at Donald Trump's failed and delusional quest to obtain the presidency," they said in a statement.