Controversial "Police as Pigs" Painting Coming Down From U.S. Capitol For Good

The controversial painting depicting police officers as pigs will finally be coming down from the halls of the United States Capitol, the Architect of the Capitol said on Friday.

The painting will be taken down on Tuesday, after the federal holiday.

The artwork sparked controversy after critics demanded it be taken down due to it's offensive imagery.

Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO), who had initially placed the painting up in the first place, argued that it was a matter of free speech.

The Architect of the Capitol, Stephen Ayers, determined that the painting violated House rules and will thus be removed.

Congressmen Dave Reichert (R-WA), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) had been vocally opposed to keeping the painting up, arguing that it disparaged the entire law enforcement community.


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