Park City police told of vulgar sign supporting President Trump, decrying mask wearers |

Park City police told of vulgar sign supporting President Trump, decrying mask wearers

The Park City Police Department in early October fielded a complaint about a political banner in support of President Trump that involved a vulgarity.

The police received the report at a little bit before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The banner was on S.R. 224 between the McPolin Farm and Canyons Village.

According to Police Department logs, the person who lodged the complaint said the banner involved a derogatory message about people who wear masks and said the banner included a slang reference to a woman’s body part as it described those using masks. The banner also said “Trump 2020,” the police were told, according to the logs. The police were told the message was on a “homemade banner.”

The Police Department categorized the case as a citizen assist rather than a criminal matter.

The police apparently received a second complaint about the banner shortly after the first one. The second complaint, reported at 5:51 p.m., described a “political banner that has derogatory remarks,” according to the police. It was located at or close to the intersection of S.R. 224 and White Pine Canyon Road, just outside the Park City limits.

The banner touched on two highly polarizing subjects — mask wearing and the president. There have been numerous complaints in Park City since the spring about people without masks, as the community attempted to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, and mask wearing is a politically charged topic elsewhere. Trump, meanwhile, is a divisive figure in Park City, one of the state’s reliably Democratic places.

The complaint about the banner followed quickly after the police in late September received two reports of signs in support of former Vice President Joe Biden disappearing from properties.

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