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Construction worker in Canada hangs Mexican flag from atop Trump Tower in Vancouver

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Angered by Donald Trump’s campaign trail rhetoric against Mexican immigrants, a construction worker in Canada has hung a Mexican flag from atop a soon-to-be-completed Trump Tower in downtown Vancouver.

Diego Reyna, who lives in nearby Port Moody, British Columbia, told Canadian media that he is tired of hearing the Republican presidential front-runner deriding his country and countrymen while on the stump.

"I put a Mexican flag on the roof of the Trump Tower in Vancouver, just to show that he is benefiting from us and that we are working hard on his projects and that we are not all criminals," Reyna told the CBC.

Reyna hung the flag atop the tower on Saturday, and while it was taken down by Sunday the impact had already been felt as a photo of Reyna next to the flag went viral.

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"Look at that building, look how beautiful it is ... and that is a result of a coordination of all the ethnic groups in Canada," he said. "I've seen every race and every religion working in that building."

Reyna himself is not employed on the Trump Tower project.

Holborn Group, the owner of Vancouver Trump building, declined to comment on matters related to U.S. politics or Reyna's stunt.

While the disdain for Trump and his rhetoric has become apparent in Mexico – with former presidents slamming the billionaire businessman and people burning him in effigy – there has been also been on outcry against Trump north of the border.

Late last year a survey – taken shortly after Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. – found that 56 percent of Canadians want Trump’s name removed from the Vancouver tower and also one bearing his name in Toronto.  

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