Obama Statue Stirs Up Controversy in Indonesia

The bronze statue had to be relocated due to public outrage.

Obama Statue Stirs Up Controversy in Indonesia

The bronze statue had to be relocated due to public outrage.

-Carolyn French

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A statue depicting President Barack Obama as a 10-year-old boy was removed from a park in the Indonesian capital over the weekend after a public backlash.

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Detractors had argued that an Indonesian hero should have been honored instead, and the statue was taken to an elementary school which Obama attended as a child.

The 43-inch bronze sculpture will be on display by the time Obama visits Jakarta from March 20-22. (The Associated Press)

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