Protesters Deface Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star with Black Lives Matter

A maintenance worker uses cleaning product to remove graffiti after Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was defaced, in a mostly empty Hollywood, California, April 23, 2020, during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Protesters defaced President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a weekend of protests, covering it with black paint and setting a green bag — purportedly filled with dog poop — on the top.

Thousands of protesters walked by the president’s Hollywood star during the weekend’s protests, some of whom opted to take out their growing frustrations on Trump’s star. Photos on social media show the star covered in black paint and a green bag sitting on top with “BLM” (presumably Black Lives Matter) written nearby.

According to TMZ, “an estimated 50,000 people marched down Hollywood Blvd Sunday, right past Trump’s star.”

Trump’s Hollywood star has been defaced several times throughout his time in politics. Vandals have plastered it with Nazi symbols, the words “Putin’s Bitch,” and prison bars over the last few years.

In 2016, a vandal, James Otis, attempted to destroy the star with a pick-ax.

“I was just so fed up, so saddened and fed up by Mr. Trump and how he continues to denigrate women, and he continues to joke and make fun about sexual violence and his own exploits against women,” Otis told the Daily News at the time.

“And personally, I have in my own family, several people who have been sexually assaulted, including my brother and it hurts a lot. It doesn’t go away. It’s an issue that’s very important to me,” he added.


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