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FLASHBACK - Pelosi loses bid to rehang controversial cop painting in Capitol complex

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried unsuccessfully on Friday to appeal a decision by the Architect of the Capitol to remove a controversial painting that depicted police officers as animals.

The Architect last month decided to take down the student-made artwork following outcry from law enforcement organizations and House Republicans offended by the depiction of the police officers as pigs confronting black protesters.

The painting had been displayed in an underground tunnel connecting the Capitol and two House office buildings since June until conservative news outlets took notice of it in December. It came from the district of Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) and was hung in the tunnel as part of an annual student art competition between House offices.

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