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Someone destroyed Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a pickaxe

We stan the pickaxe

Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has been defaced multiple times since 2016, but never quite as dramatically as it was yesterday, July 25, when a protester took it to pieces with a pickaxe. Reports say that the man arrived at the scene with a guitar case around 3am, from which he produced the axe, and began hacking away. Video footage has been released by TMZ, and to be honest, it looks like it was a lot of fun. 

The star has been in place since 2007, when it was unveiled to mark Trump’s tenure as presenter of The Apprentice. It has since been subjected to a number of protests, for example when James Otis hacked off Trump’s name, and when an activist group erected a wall around the star, both in 2016.

A 24-year-old man named Austin Clay turned himself in to the police for felony vandalism shortly after destroying the star. A GoFundMe page has been launched to help him meet bail, and Otis (who previuosly vandalised the star) has also offered to help.

As the internet would say: The pickaxe is everything. We stan the pickaxe.