By Sarah Keane • 15 November 2020 • 17:28
Republican who ‘hangs’ Joe Biden mannequin from his house is ‘protested under the first amendment’
Eric Harvey, of Brentwood, California, hung a mannequin from a noose off the roof of his house on Thursday night, November12. The sign around the mannequin’s neck read:
“Sleepy Joe (Cheater)”
This understandably caused tensions to rise outside Harvey’s California home, where Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump protesters clashed with Republican supporters. Neighbours converged on the streets, some in outrage over the ‘lynching’ decal, while others applauded his anti-Democrat sentiments.
One resident of the neighbourhood Veronica Perez, speaking to local reporters on the scene, said: “This is not okay, that is not okay for him to do that. Brentwood is not racist, it’s beautiful, and we don’t support that.”
Police stated that the Costa Contra District Attorney said the display was not criminal on the basis of offensive expression being protected under the first amendment.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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