The huge fight reportedly started when one of Trump’s supporters used the n-word – sparking a dozen-strong brawl
The huge fight reportedly started when one of Trump’s supporters used the n-word – sparking a dozen-strong brawl.
A passerby can be seen stopping to watch the drama unfold on the Hollywood Boulevard at around 3.30am on Wednesday – but makes no attempts to stop him.
Clay then fled the scene, leaving his pickaxe amongst the remains of
the president’ssmashed up star, but later called cops to surrender, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The suspect was held in custody at the Los Angeles County Jail on a charge of felony vandalism with a bail of $20,000 (£15,000), jail records showed.
Tourists gathered around as workers tried to fix the smashed up star
He allegedly pulled the tool out of a guitar case before striking Trump’s sidewalk honour, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Passersby captured the 24-year-old smashing up the plaque with in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
James Otis vandalised Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame after he won the 2016 election
He ran from the scene but later called cops to confess and was arrested
The star was smashed to smithereens – for the second time in two years
The plaque, which was laid in honour of his appearance on The Apprentice, was further defaced by graffiti
Last night, Clay told TMZ he was “happy” he did it – and says he was even left a voicemail by Robert De Niro. Video shared by eyewitnesses showed the plaque had been completely ruined and had been further defaced with graffiti.
The following day, protester Gregg Donovan stood at the spot, which is popular with tourists, holding a “Trump 2020” sign, saying he was protecting it from further damage.
A worker removes the remains of the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was destroyed
The 58-year-old said: “It’s a California landmark. Don’t take your anger out on a tourist landmark.”
Adrian Rodriguez, a 42-year-old LA schoolteacher, said: “I don’t condone vandalism but I can certainly see the frustration.
A worker removes the remains of the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was destroyed.
Protester Gregg Donovan stood at the spot, which is popular with tourists, holding a Trump 2020 sign
Tourists gathered around as workers tried to fix the smashed up star“I’m not for Trump but I disagree with this type of protest.” Leron Gubler, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, said: “When people are unhappy with one of our honourees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalise a California State landmark.”
The star, which recognises the 74-year-old for his work on the US version of reality show The Apprentice, will be covered for several days as the Hollywood Historic Trust repairs it.
Installed in 2007, Trump’s star has been frequently vandalised since he was elected president in 2016.