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Hollywood sign covered in protest

Conservation group fundraising to prevent construction of luxury homes

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The iconic white letters that sit atop Los Angeles’s Hollywood Hills have been covered up by protesters. The Hollywood sign, which is made up of nine 15-metre high letters, has been eclipsed by panels that read “Save the Peak” in a conservation group’s bid to stop a housing development. The San Francisco-based Trust for Public Land is trying to raise $12.5 million by April 14 the Cahuenga Peak property, which is home to expansive hiking trails. Otherwise, the Chicago-based owners plan to turn to the property into luxury homes. The protest, however, is legal: the group was given permission to cover the letters until next Tuesday for fundraising purposes.

The Telegraph

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