On Newport's Cliff Walk, 'love Locks' May not Be Forever

They say the whole world loves a lover, but in Newport, Rhode Island, at least, not everyone is fond of the so-called "love locks" that sweethearts are leaving along the resort city's famed seaside Cliff Walk.
Hundreds of the padlocks left behind by tourists as romantic tokens now cover sections of a chain-link fence along the route. Each is meant to represent the bond lovers shared during their visit. By custom, the key is thrown away.
At a Wednesday night meeting, the city's Cliff Walk Commission is expected to discuss a plan to remove the locks with bolt cutters.