The painting excerpted above depicts police officers as pigs aiming guns at protesters during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
It is currently displayed in the tunnel between the Capitol and the Longworth House Office Building, where many members of Congress and their staff work. The artist, David Pulphus, won a contest to have his art displayed. The contest was sponsored by Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO).
Mr. Pulphus is a high school student from Missouri who certainly knows how to create an attention-grabbing image. D.C.'s Fraternal Order of Police is not impressed with the political message of the work. Their Lodge #1 President called the piece "offensive and disgusting."
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Rep. Hunter (R-CA) took the painting down on Friday, January 6th. He delivered it to the office of Rep. Clay (D-MO).
Rep. Clay says that he will re-hang the painting in its original display location on Tuesday. Share this petition so we can tell Congress that this painting does not belong in the Capitol!