Miniature wall appears around Trump’s Hollywood star
LOS ANGELES — On the day Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination for president, a miniature wall appeared around the former reality TV host’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tourists stopped Tuesday to snap photos of the 6-inch gray wall that was topped with razor wire and plastered with “keep out” signs. The tiny wall was gone by Wednesday morning.
It was the work of an artist who calls himself Plastic Jesus, known for posting “No Trump Anytime” signs on street corners earlier this year. His web site says his art is influenced by news and culture.
During his campaign Trump drew cheers by vowing to build a single wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
Love Locks fence deemed public safety risk, will be removed
PORTLAND, Maine — A landmark in Maine where thousands of people have pledged their everlasting love to another with padlocks has been deemed a public safety risk and will be removed.
The Portland Press Herald reports the city’s 30-foot-long Love Locks fence will be removed in the next two weeks but a portion will be displayed in a nearby parking lot.
People attach padlocks to the fence, viewed as a symbol of love like one removed in Paris. The city-owned fence is near Portland Harbor and has been sagging under the weight of hundreds of locks.
City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin says a portion of the chain link fence came loose from its frame about two weeks ago.
The replacement fence won’t allow locks to be attached to it.