Life-size statues of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suddenly sprang up on August 18 in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland, quickly drawing attention of crowds.
The installations of the statues are the project of the INDECLINE activist collective, and were created by an artist from Cleveland.
INDECLINE said in a statement: “It is through these sculptures that we leave behind the physical and metaphorical embodiment of the ghastly soul of one of America’s most infamous and reviled politicians.”
Many passers-by were clearly amused and delighted, with some daring to kiss the orange-tinted statues.
Overall, the project looked like a big hit with ordinary Americans.
However, employees of the New York City Parks removed the unauthorized installations.
Parks spokesman Sam Biederman said:“NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small.”
Donald Trump’s campaign has so far made no public comments on the statues.