Street artist Plastic Jesus placed prison bars on President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week.
“Today I put @realDonaldTrump behind bars,” the artist said Wednesday in Twitter post featuring of video people walking past the star.
“There have been calls to jail Trump since the day he was elected, and today he was certainly put behind bars,” Plastic Jesus told HuffPost about the display.
The artist said his art was “quickly damaged by a Trump supporter,” but he added that the same person appeared to struggle with removing the bars for hours “to the amusement of thousands of passing tourists.”
He said he attached the bars to the star by applying an instant-drying “industrial strength double-sided sticky tape.”
“I wanted them to stay down but didn’t want a bill for thousands of dollars to repair the footpath,” he said.
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Though he told HuffPost that his “protest art was intended to be humorous,” he said Trump should “pay the price” if he is ever found guilty of a crime.
This is not the first time Plastic Jesus has installed protest art around Trump’s star. In 2016, he constructed a wall around the star to protest the president’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Trump’s star, which was unveiled in 2007, has been defaced by numerous street artists and vandals since he took office.
Last month, the West Hollywood City Council approved a proposal urging the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove his star.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has said in the past that it would never remove stars. The city council pointed out in its resolution that the Walk of Fame is the “property of the City of Los Angeles” and that the city has the “ultimate responsibility for the condition and maintenance of the Walk of Fame.”