An unflattering, naked statue of Donald Trump that showed up in San Francisco's Castro district was removed Thursday night by the San Francisco Department of Public Works. It was one of five statues of the Republican presidential candidate placed in major cities around the country on Thursday morning by the anarchist artist collective INDECLINE.
The artwork is now sitting out of public view at the Mission Police Station.
Officer Carlos Manfredi, an SFPD spokesman, said it was removed because it was creating a public safety hazard and was placed without a permit.
"A lot people [were] showing up to that specific corner and then spilling over onto the street," Manfredi said. "Cars [were] slowing down to see what was going on and take photographs."