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Sign designating honorary “Trump Plaza” in Chicago removed

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Sign designating honorary "Trump Plaza" in Chicago removed. (Courtesy TonyTheTiger/Wikimedia)

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It took over a month, but the sign designating the stretch of Wabash Avenue in front of Trump Tower in Chicago as honorary Trump Plaza was removed in mid-December. The City Council had voted unanimously to remove the sign late October after Donald Trump had referred to Chicago as a “war zone” during the third presidential debate. After the election, when the street sign was still there, some feared the city would go back on its plan out of fear of reprisal from the President-elect. For the weeks after the election, the street became the focal point of protests against Trump.

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