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Trump Tower opens in Vancouver amid protests

Mayor has said brand doesn't belong in a city that prides itself on openness

Vancouver

THE first hotel to bear the name of US President Donald Trump since he took office has a view of Vancouver harbour and snow-capped peaks beyond. That's where its postcard-perfect image ends.

Vancouver's mayor, during the contentious run-up to the Republican primaries to the south, said the tycoon's brand doesn't belong in a city that prides itself on openness. The tower's wealthy Malaysian developer has faced demands to re-brand the project. Protesters, who had planned two separate demonstrations, gathered on Tuesday outside the main entrance, where police stood by a steel barricade for the building's debut.

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