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NEW YORK-Activist and New York City Councilman, Charles Barron has called for the removal of a hanging dreadlocked scarecrow from a park in Brooklyn.

Barron called the scarecrow “racist” and NYPD took down the scarecrow and took it for evidence.

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The Grio reports:

A scarecrow with dreadlocks that was hung from a Brooklyn tree by a noose was removed Wednesday after a city councilman complained that it was racist.

“This is racist,” Barron said. “It’s sick, it’s not funny, it’s not trick, or treat. It’s madness.”

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