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Neighbors concerned as Trump effigy hangs from noose in tree

FORT WAYNE, IN (WSYX/WTTE) –Residents in a Fort Wayne neighborhood are uneasy with a hanging effigy of President Trump that displayed after his inauguration.

A large doll hangs by a noose on a tree with Trump holding the Soviet flag.

“It was kind of shocking,” neighbor Jared Paden told WANE. “Honestly, I don’t necessarily like it. I’m not really excited about it being in my neighborhood.”

WANE reports the home belongs to an army vet. Their repeated requests for an interview have gone unanswered.

The neighborhood association's president said that he's exploring possible actions with other board members. He added that the neighborhood is having a home tour in June, and they don’t want the doll hanging from the tree.

A police official said law enforcement can't do anything about it, because the homeowner is within his right of free speech.

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