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Statue Removal

An appeals court in California upheld the removal of a 124-year-old statue — depicting a cowboy and Catholic priest standing over a fallen Native American — in San Francisco’s Civic Center in 2018. The plaintiffs claimed its removal in the early morning hours the day after a city board approved it was illegal, but the court ruled they can use the “electoral process as a means to continue advocating for their point of view.”

SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court in California upheld the 2018 removal of a 124-year-old statue — depicting a cowboy and Catholic priest standing over a fallen Native American — in San Francisco’s Civic Center. The plaintiffs claimed the statue's removal in the early morning hours the day after a city board approved it was illegal, but the court ruled they can use the “electoral process as a means to continue advocating for their point of view.”

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