NEW YORK — It's Donald Trump like he's never been seen before.
Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee greeted passers-by in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland on Thursday. They are the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE, which has spoken out against Trump before.
In a statement, the collective said the hope is that Trump "is never installed in the most powerful political and military position in the world."
A statue in Manhattan's Union Square quickly drew the attention of people before it was removed by the city's parks department.
Groups of people took pictures with the statue and other shouted anti-Trump statements, according to NBC New York. The effigy was removed by park department workers around 1:15 p.m., according to the station.
The NYC Parks Department told NBC New York in a cheekily written statement that, "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small."
The statues were created by an artist in Cleveland. They are of a stern-faced Trump with his hands folded over a bulging belly. Some parts of male genitalia are visible while others seemingly are missing.
"It is through these sculptures that we leave behind the physical and metaphorical embodiment of the ghastly soul of one of America's most infamous and reviled politicians," INDECLINE said in its statement.
Trump's campaign declined to comment on the statues.
INDECLINE said statues on the West Coast were still in place.
In San Francisco, onlookers stopped to take photos with the statue in the gay neighborhood of the Castro District, according to NBC Bay Area.
And in Central Los Angeles, the statue was placed trump in the neighborhood of Los Feliz, directly in front of the La Luz Jesus Gallery, showcasing the figure against a backdrop of colorful designs, according to the station.