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PLAINS, Ga. (AP)—The mayor of former President Jimmy Carter’s hometown says the city acted immediately to remove an effigy of President Barack Obama that was found hanging from a building.
Mayor L.E. Godwin III said Jan. 5 he was shocked when the large Black doll was found Saturday morning on Main Street in the small Georgia town.
|GRIM REMINDER—In this image released by WALB-TV News, Jan. 4, an effigy of President Barack Obama is seen hanging by a noose from a building in Plains, Ga.
U.S. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the agency is investigating. He declined to elaborate.
Footage from WALB-TV showed the doll hanging by a noose in front of an official sign that says “Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President.”
A witness told the television station that the doll wore a sign with Obama’s name on it.
Godwin says he couldn’t read the sign on the doll because it was curled up.
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