California - A
group of environmental activists vandalised President Donald Trump's
luxury ocean-front golf course in southern California, carving a message
into the grass near the fifth hole, police said on Monday.
The group, which calls itself an "anonymous environmental activist
collective," sent The Washington Post a video showing four people
scaling a fence at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes,
around 50km south of downtown Los Angeles.
The intruders are seen in the grainy 64-second video wearing dark
clothing and using gardening tools to carve six-foot letters
into the grass reading: "NO MORE TIGERS. NO MORE WOODS."
They sent a statement to the newspaper explaining the vandalism was a
response to the Trump administration's "blatant disregard for the
Lt. David Sprengel of the Lomita Sheriff's Station told AFP the vandalism had occurred around 08:30 on Sunday.
The 18-hole course, ranked among the country's top 100 by Golf
Magazine, is renowned for its spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean
and has been used in several movies, including "50 First Dates" and
"Horrible Bosses 2."
At a total cost of $264 million, it is the most expensive US golf course ever built, according to the World Golf online guide.
The club did not immediately respond to a request for comment.