Kids' Sculpture of 'OK' Sign Runs Into City Trouble

Trenton mayor says they got complaints it was a gang symbol
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 12, 2017 7:31 AM CDT
City Moving Kids' Sculpture Over Gang Symbol Fears
This undated photo shows the sculpture called "Helping Hands."    (Cristina Rojas)

A sculpture showing a hand making the OK sign in New Jersey is being relocated because some people fear it too closely resembles a gang symbol, per the AP. The sculpture, titled "Helping Hands," was created by kids ages 12 to 15 at a summer camp. The nonprofit organization Isles Inc. says the kids decided on the OK sign because they felt the peace sign was overused. Isles selected the Trenton intersection where the sculpture was installed Tuesday and says it had gotten positive feedback from residents. But Mayor Eric Jackson says his office received complaints the sculpture looks like a gang symbol. Jackson says he spoke with the Isles CEO and they agreed to move it off city property. (More New Jersey stories.)

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