Vicious brawl erupts between Donald Trump lovers and haters after hooligan smashed his Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a pickaxe

THIS is the shocking moment anti-Trump protesters brawled with fans of the President over the wreckage of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The huge fight reportedly started when one of Trump’s supporters used the n-word – sparking a dozen-strong brawl.

One defenceless man is kicked in the head as he lies defenceless on the pavement

A passerby can be seen stopping to watch the drama unfold on the Hollywood Boulevard at around 3.30am on Wednesday – but makes no attempts to stop him.

Clay then fled the scene, leaving his pickaxe amongst the remains of the president’s smashed up star, but later called cops to surrender, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The suspect was held in custody at the Los Angeles County Jail on a charge of felony vandalism with a bail of $20,000 (£15,000), jail records showed.

He allegedly pulled the tool out of a guitar case before striking Trump’s sidewalk honour, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Shocking footage shows protesters brawling over Trump’s star
Footage shows Austin Clay, 24, smashing up Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Passersby captured the 24-year-old smashing up the plaque with in the early hours of Wednesday morning
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He ran from the scene but later called cops to confess and was arrested
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The star was smashed to smithereens – for the second time in two years
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The plaque, which was laid in honour of his appearance on The Apprentice, was further defaced by graffiti
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Last night, Clay told TMZ he was “happy” he did it – and says he was even left a voicemail by Robert De Niro.

Video shared by eyewitnesses showed the plaque had been completely ruined and had been further defaced with graffiti.

The following day, protester Gregg Donovan stood at the spot, which is popular with tourists, holding a “Trump 2020” sign, saying he was protecting it from further damage.

The 58-year-old said: “It’s a California landmark. Don’t take your anger out on a tourist landmark.”

Adrian Rodriguez, a 42-year-old LA schoolteacher, said: “I don’t condone vandalism but I can certainly see the frustration.

A worker removes the remains of the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was destroyed
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Protester Gregg Donovan stood at the spot, which is popular with tourists, holding a Trump 2020 sign[/caption]


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Tourists gathered around as workers tried to fix the smashed up star[/caption]

“I’m not for Trump but I disagree with this type of protest.”

Leron Gubler, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, said: “When people are unhappy with one of our honourees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalise a California State landmark.”

The star, which recognises the 74-year-old for his work on the US version of reality show The Apprentice, will be covered for several days as the Hollywood Historic Trust repairs it.

Installed in 2007, Trump’s star has been frequently vandalised since he was elected president in 2016.

James Otis, the man who admits vandalizing Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, listens while speaking to the media about his arrest outside of the LAPD Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles, California October 27, 2016. Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized earlier this week. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
James Otis vandalised Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame after he won the 2016 election

The star was previously vandalised by James Otis with a sledgehammer and pickaxe days before the November 2016 election.

Otis, who pleaded no contest to the felony, was sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism and was ordered to pay $4,400 (£3,350) for the damage and attorney’s fees.

He was also ordered to carry out 20 days of community work in 2017.

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