Jasper, Arkansas: Motorcycle Hanging Tree

A Harley-Davidson fan strings up foreign-made motorcycles from a tree in his yard. No leniency!
Hwy 74, Jasper, AR
From Jasper, AR, take Hwy 74 west out of town. Go approximately 3.2 miles on Hwy 74 and on the south side, left if you are going West, of the highway you will see the tree with 5 motorcycles hanging from it.
Private property, visible from street.
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Motorcycle hanging tree.

Motorcycle Hanging Tree

Five motorcycles strung up in a tree. The owner of the property likes Harley Davidsons and the bikes hanging in the tree are "Jap" bikes.

[Harry Hunt, 05/10/2010]

April 2011: Tipster Ted White warns: ""This artistic expression tests our comfort levels with hate speech: when you hang something in Arkansas, it carries historic connotations of lynching murders and 'strange fruit;' hanging 'Jap' Bikes' seems to support a notion of Japanese inferiority, white supremacy, and legitimacy of lynching something you don't like all rolled together in one expression."

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