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Crews Remove Ten Commandments Monument

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Construction crews started removing the heavily disputed Ten Commandments monument Monday night off the state Capitol grounds. Construction crews started removing the heavily disputed Ten Commandments monument Monday night off the state Capitol grounds.
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Construction crews started removing the heavily disputed Ten Commandments monument Monday night off the state Capitol grounds. 

The 6-foot-tall, granite sculpture was ordered to be removed by Oct. 12. A heavy duty crane was used to lift the 4,800-pound monument around 10:30 p.m.  

9/29/2015 Related Story: Removal Date Set For Ten Commandments Monument

The sate paid a private contractor $4,700 to remove it, but the cost to reinstall it was paid for using private funds. It's being moved 10 blocks from the Capitol to the Oklahoma Public Affairs Office.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers provided increased security at the Capitol during the process out of concern of protestors.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in June that the monument’s display violated a constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support a “system of religion.”

The original monument was destroyed when a man crashed into it.

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