(Meredith) -- A man in Massachusetts installed an electric fence around the pro-Tump sign in his front yard to ward off potential thieves.

John Oliveria, of New Bedford, said six of his Trump 2020 campaign signs have been stolen from his front lawn since May.

He told WJAR-TV that a separate sign next to them that read: “Voice Your Vote. Vote New Bedford” was never removed.

Oliveria, a 20-year Navy veteran and a member of the New Bedford School Committee, said he decided to take matters into his own hands after filing two police reports about the thefts.

"It's a shame I have to do this," said Oliveria. "I believe in the president. Obviously, people didn't like it."

Since installing the 3.5-foot fence, he said the sign has remained untouched.

"That's what our country is about. Different opinions and voicing them in a fair and equitable manner. Taking a sign is not fair and equitable," said Oliveira. "You have to be able to respect each other or we won't be able to accomplish anything if we don't. Don't mess with my right to free speech."

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