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West Hollywood City Council votes to remove Trump’s star on Walk of Fame

The West Hollywood City Council on Monday, voted unanimously to approve a resolution urging the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to permanently remove President Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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This is coming few weeks after a pickaxe-wielding guitarist destroyed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The five-member city council cited the costs of repeated vandalism and demonstrations around the star, as it passed the measure on Monday evening.

With the resolution of the star’s removal, a formal letter will be sent to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to that effect. West Hollywood Mayor John Duran announced the move in a tweet in which he criticised the US president for “un-American values”.

“West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame,” he wrote.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the council’s resolution was the result of Trump’s “disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state, and country.”

The ultimate decision to remove Trump’s star, rests in the hands of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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It will be recalled that the star which was unveiled in 2007, has become a battleground for Mr Trump’s supporters and opponents and has been attacked multiple times since the 2016 presidential campaign.

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On Monday, Austin Mikel Clay, 24, was charged with smashing Trump’s star on July 25. The defendant left the scene but turned himself into a police department the following day, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

If convicted, Clay could face a possible maximum sentence of three years in jail. Bail is recommended at 20 thousand US dollars (£15,400). In October 2016, a man was filmed hitting the star with a sledgehammer while it has also been spray-painted and spat on.

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