Trump Supporters Targeted With ‘Racism Lives Here' Yard Signs
Residents in Coronado, California subjected to intimidation
Trump supporters in Coronado, California, are being targeted with salacious yard signs reading, “Racism Lives Here," placed outside their homes.
The signs are intended to imitate Trump/Pence lawn signs but have been altered to smear supporters of the president.
Several residents in the small island community had the signs placed on their lawns, often where signs or flags had already been displayed in support of Trump.
According to Local NBC affiliate KNSD:
Police in Coronado were called out after some residents woke up to find out that signs reading “Racism Lives Here” were installed in their yards.
The red, white, and blue signs are well-made and are close in appearance to some Trump/Pence signs, with the phrase “Racism Lives Here” replacing the candidates’ names and the updated 2020 campaign slogan “Keep America Great” switched to 2016’s more-familiar “Make America Great Again.”
But police said that placing a sign in someone else’s yard is not a “crime.”
Residents expressed anger after the signs were put on their lawns.
One resdient told KNSD:
“We do not feel [Trump]’s racist in any way, shape, or form.”
There have been half a dozen reports of the signs, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Residents contacted the Coronado Police Department to complain about these unwanted lawn signs.
Officers are now collecting security camera footage to find the culprits.
The news comes as multiple attacks on Trump suproters have been reported as the election draws closer.
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Earlier this week, a man and his girlfriend were viciously beaten in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for sporting a Trump flag on their truck.
Witnesses say the fight was politically motivated and began when the couple arrived at a gas station sporting a large "Trump 2020" flag on their truck's tailgate, according to KOCO-TV.