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Freed from Ohio police, naked Trump statue to be auctioned

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - The creator of a naked Donald Trump statue that was displayed near Cleveland plans to auction it to benefit public art in that area.

The statue of the Republican presidential nominee briefly appeared near a Cleveland Heights bank last month before police took it. The police chief has said the city code prohibits placing items and equipment on public property.

Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2cOvnfk ) reports artist Joshua "Ginger" Monroe flew from Las Vegas to pay the impound fee and claim the statue this week.

Life-size naked Trump statues also made appearances in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. They were the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE, which has spoken out against the GOP candidate.

Monroe says he didn't expect the statues would draw as much attention as they did.

Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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