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'McJesus' Sculpture To Be Pulled From Israeli Museum After Violent Protests

Jani Leinonen's artwork, which depicts Ronald McDonald slumped on the cross, drew the ire of local Christians. Now, the piece is getting taken down — just as the artist himself had requested.

Less than a week after hundreds of Christian protesters descended on the Haifa Museum of Art, clashing with police in a demonstration against a controversial sculpture, the Israeli city's mayor says the object of their outrage is getting withdrawn. Einat Kalisch-Rotem announced Wednesday that , a work of art depicting a crucified Ronald McDonald, "will be removed and returned as soon as possible."

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