One of President Donald Trump’s premier golf courses, Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, was vandalized by a group of environmental activists.
The group, which calls itself an “anonymous environmental activist collective,” released a video that shows four members of the group sneaking into the $250 million golf course by hopping a fence. The group carved the phrase “NO MORE TIGERS, NO MORE WOODS” near the fifth hole's green. The message, which was carved using garden tools, is believed to be 6 feet tall.
According to a statement released by the group, the act was a rebellion against the Trump administration's “blatant disregard” for the environment.
“In response to the president’s recent decision to gut our existing protection policies, direct action was conceived and executed on the green of his California golf course in the form of a simple message: NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS,” read the statement.
“Tearing up the golf course felt justified in many ways. Repurposing what was once a beautiful stretch of land into a playground for the privileged is an environmental crime in its own right. We hope this sends a message to Trump and his corrupt administration that their actions will be met with action,” added an anonymous member of the group.
Soon after the incident, the Los Angeles Police Department received a call for their aid in characterizing the act as accidental or as vandalism.
However, it was confirmed by the group that the act was pretty much intentional.
Ranked the 43rd best golf course in California by Gold Digest, the golf course stretches 7,300 yards with 18 holes.
The Trump Organization's New York headquarters office and the golf club have reportedly not responded to requests for a comment.
The golf course vandalism is not the first of its kind. Recently, Trump’s new Washington, D.C., hotel got a graffiti makeover as it was vandalized with the words “Black lives matter” spray-painted at the front entrance.
Protesters vandalize $250m Trump golf course....https://t.co/oxDPMP9syk— Kim Meese (@intheknow1798) March 13, 2017
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