Obama Statue Booted From Jakarta Park

Controversial bronze is moved to school Obama attended
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2010 3:02 AM CST
Obama Statue Booted From Jakarta Park
An official cleans the statue of President Barack Obama as a 10-year-old boy after it was removed from a Jakarta park yesterday. It will stand instead now outside an affluent school Obama attended.   (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

A controversial statue of Barack Obama as a boy has been removed from a Jakarta park after an angry campaign to boot the homage to the American president. The bronze statue of a 10-year-old Barack is being moved nearby to the grounds of an affluent Indonesian school Obama attended. The statue was erected with funds from a US businessman in Jakarta and a private nonprofit group. Opponents said park space should be used for inspirational Indonesians. Obama's American mom married an Indonesian after divorcing his Kenyan father.
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