Environmental Activists Vandalize Trump Golf Course In Rancho Palos Verdes
Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes has become something of a focal point for anti-Trump messages and protests in the Los Angeles area. In December, Black Lives Matters activists descended upon the property's clubhouse to sing anti-Trump protest carols to patrons enjoying brunch.
Now, following EPA chief Scott Pruitt's public dezinformatsiya on climate change, and a host of other Trump administration actions on the topic, a group of activists has dug a message into the course for the American president to see.
“NO MORE TIGERS, NO MORE WOODS” was carved into the green at hole number five. The activists claim they chose this hole as it is "the most picturesque" of the course, reports KABC.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department received word about vandalization at 8:45 a.m., added KABC.
"It's a protest piece against Trump's administration's handling of our environmental policies," a member of the four-person group that carved the message into the golf course told the channel. "He's been very aggressive in gutting a lot of the policies that we've had in place for a very long time. We felt it necessary to stand up and go take action against him."
“Tearing up the golf course felt justified in many ways,” the group told the Washington Post. “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."
Trump National Golf Course did not immediately respond to LAist's request for comment.