U. Iowa removes art display depicting KKK costume

December 5, 2014 8:34 PM

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University of Iowa officials have removed a public art work meant to denounce racism after students were angered by its image of a Ku Klux Klan robe.

Artist Serhat Tanyolacar says he displayed the 7-foot-tall robe on campus Friday to join with protesters upset over the shooting of Michael Brown. He created the piece in 2010 to raise awareness about racism, emblazoning newspaper headlines about white violence against blacks.

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