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Trump statue burned to ground in Slovenia

Trump statue burned to ground in Slovenia

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  2. Some more facts missing from the Independent article, taken from [Austrian media](https://orf.at/stories/3150340/):

    * The statue was titled “statue of liberty” by the artist and was intended as criticism of populism.
    * The artist isn’t angry about it burning down and suspects it was a reaction to the recent Iran crisis.
    * The statue faced protests in its previous location not because it depicted Trump but because it was bringing unwanted tourist attention to the place.
    * This is why the mayor of Moravce acquired it for his own village for 1500€ just a month ago.

  3. A statue of Donald Trump **designed to highlight the dangers of populism** has been burned to the ground in Slovenia after agitating locals authorities.

  4. Yeah this looks like an effigy meant to be burned

  5. I’m from Slovenia and this is shock value sensationalist title, making it sound like this is some international message being sent or some shit. There was a shitty small looking Trump statue in a village and some vandal college student secretly burned it down.

  6. Oh, noooooo! Not the Trump statue in Slovenia!

  7. Thought that was Roblox or some shit for a hot minute there.

  8. Trump probably has never heard of Slovenia so I doubt he’ll care.

  9. I really don’t care, do you?

  10. >..And while on weekdays the likeness would remain a relatively calm representation of the 73-year-old, on weekends its closed mouth would, powered by a mechanism inside the sculpture, give way to a row of jagged, shark-like teeth.

    >However authorities have said they are now looking for an arsonist responsible for torching the artwork, which was found engulfed in flames on 9 January.

    >Milan Balazic, the mayor of Moravce, said that unknown arsonists burned it – adding that the act was a “symbol of intolerance toward artistic projects in our society.”

  11. A wooden statue built by an artist. It was likely meant to be burned.

  12. This is an example where not a single word in this headline makes sense, then a 2 second look at the actual article instantly explains it.

    ‘Trump Effigy burned to ground in Slovenia’ would make 100% sense though.

  13. They must REALLY hate Melania then lol

  14. And tomorrow Trump will bomb Slovakia.

  15. Not very surprising. He’s one of the most hated men in the world.

  16. Slovakia and Slavonia on alert for possible drone strikes.

  17. I think that “statue” is a stretch here.

  18. Poglej mati! V novicah smo!

  19. This really upsets me. That statue was so close to the trees, it could have started a fire and burned something that has meaning.

  20. >Milan Balazic, the mayor of Moravce, said that unknown arsonists burned it – adding that the act was a “symbol of intolerance toward artistic projects in our society.”

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say, “it wasn’t because it was art, but because of what the art depicted.”

    Hope I don’t burn anyone with that hot take.

  21. Seems like I’m out of the loop, but what did Trump’s statue do in Slovenia, in first place?

  22. Slovenia is a lovely and beautiful Mediterranean country, had the pleasure of living there for my senior engineering design project one semester and actually met the President.

    Highly recommend visiting Lake Bled, Piran, and Ljubljana if you ever have the chance!

  23. Trump wont recover from this one no doubt

  24. Melania’s old stomping ground

  25. Nicely done. Don’t stop there!!

  26. A great message to fight climate change too…. wait…

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