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Controversial Middle Finger Statue

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Sparking Debate--

A woman in California is defending a controversial statue of a giant hand giving the middle finger that's in her yard.

June Sortore had her grandson help her put up the 10 foot statue five years ago. She says it was a message to past tribal leaders who let their cattle run wild, ruining her yard. She also says they misused tribal funds.

The statue only became an issue last week when the tribal office asked her remove it because it is offensive. She says she plans to keep it because it's freedom of speech. She says the statue has a different meaning to her than what it typically means.

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