New York City authorities have removed a life-size, naturally-coloured statue of a completely naked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump from Union Square in downtown Manhattan. The statue is the work of a group of artists known as Indecline, which by placing the figure of the real estate mogul in the middle of a heavily crowded area 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, with the department saying in a communique that it is illegal to display artwork in public without the proper permits. Before it was withdrawn, numerous passersby, including tourists, were able to take pictures of – and with – the sculpture. Indecline carried out similar protests against Trump in Seattle, Cleveland, Los Angeles and San Francisco.