Bronze Melania Trump statue replaces wooden figure

This bronze statue of Melania Trump

was unveiled near her hometown

Location: Rozno, Slovenia

to replace a wooden statue

which was set on fire on July 4

on U.S. Independence Day

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CURATOR OF 'IZIS FESTIVAL', MARKO VIVODA, SAYING:

"We put a statue here for a commemoration of an old statue, and that is the point. // "I think that now we fix it in this way, it can't be burnt and destroyed."

The statue stands on a 9.2-foot high wooden pillar

next to a plaque reading:

"This statue is dedicated to the eternal memory of a monument to Melania which stood in this location."

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