WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay plans to return a painting to its Capitol Hill display after a colleague took offense and removed it because it shows a pig in a police uniform aiming a gun at African-American protesters.
The painting by a high school student in Clay’s district was inspired by the shooting and protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California removed the painting Friday and returned it to Clay’s office.
A media advisory says the rehanging of the painting Tuesday is a proud statement in defense of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
The advisory says the painting had been on display for months and was viewed peacefully by thousands of congressional staffers and the public before it was removed “without permission or proper authority.”
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