STA, 9 January 2020 – A large-scale wooden effigy of US President Donald Trump, which had recently been relocated to Moravče, some 30 kilometres east of Ljubljana, has been torched, the Moravče municipality said on Thursday.
There were photos circulating on social media in the morning showing the charred remains of the completely torched wooden structure. The municipality has called a press conference for 10am to speak about the incident.
The statue, standing almost eight metres tall and mimicking the Statue of Liberty, had originally been erected in Selo, a small village some 20 kilometres north of Ljubljana, in August.
A multi-faceted critique of the US president, it was relocated to Moravče in late December due to unease that it was causing among the Selo locals and the media interest that came with it.
Moravče Mayor Milan Balažic at the time said Moravče would serve as a shelter for the art installation.
The night prior to the second unveiling the effigy was defaced with a Hitler moustache.
You can learn more about this sculpture here