On Thursday, a federal judge in California ordered the removal of the wood accents on a wooden wall in a downtown shopping mall in Los Angeles.
The federal judge, Robert Jordan, wrote in his decision that the accent wall is “obstructing pedestrian traffic and hindering pedestrian movement in the area” and that it violates California’s landmark law protecting the rights of pedestrians and bicyclists.
The accent wall, which has been erected in the mall’s lobby, is being removed.
In a statement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called the decision a victory for the city and its residents.
“This is a victory in the battle against the Trump administration, which is taking aim at the rights and freedoms of our citizens,” Garcetti said.
“The decision today was based on the fact that the Trump Administration has not complied with its own directives and has ignored the many requests from local and state officials to remove the wall from its own public land.”
In the last decade, Los Angles has been under a barrage of lawsuits, including a federal lawsuit that sought to stop the wall’s removal.
“We will not stop until our city is a place where everyone is safe, protected and respected,” Garcades office said in a statement.
In August, Los Angelas Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that the city would begin removing the accent walls and install “a system of protected bicycle lanes and pedestrian pathways” to protect pedestrians.
In January, Garcetti announced that he had asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court decision that allowed the wall to be removed.
A judge in San Diego ruled that Garcetti had not shown that the wall is a public nuisance and that the removal was legal.
The wall, called the “American Heritage” wall by Garcetti, was built by a firm of Wood mizer and Associates in 1993.
The Wall Street Journal said in August that the firm’s owner, the former president of Wood, had received a $10,000 donation from Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump.
The president-elect has been a critic of the accent and has expressed anger about it on Twitter.
In December, he tweeted that the Wall Street Review’s coverage of the wall “did not show that it was a public nuisances.”