“We’re all angry,” resident Fern Scheel told the Los Angeles Daily News.“We want that tree. Where’s our freedom? This is ridiculous.”
Photo by the Los Angeles Daily News
JB Partners Group sent a memorandum to The Willows in Newhall, Calif. ordering them to remove the Christmas tree from the community room because they deemed it a religious symbol, the newspaper reported.
Two dozen residents held a protest rally and placed a sign on the tree that read, “Please Save Our Tree.”
“We could put out Easter baskets, have turkey for Thanksgiving but no tree for Christmas because it has Christ’s name in the beginning of Christmas,” resident Edna Johnson said.
JB Partners Group owns apartments in California, Oklahoma and Colorado. They did not return calls seeking comment.