Bunnies, killer or Easter, in St. Paul

March 28, 2006 at 8:36 PM
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ST, PAUL, Minn., March 28 (UPI) -- A minor flap about an Easter display in the City Hall of St. Paul, Minn., has had some big fallout.

A large statue of American Indians in front of the building called "Vision of Peace" has been relabeled "Vision of Peeps" and ringed with piles of Peeps, the rabbit- and chick-shaped Easter candies, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

The "Greg and Cheryl Show" on KS95 sent a 6-foot tall Easter Bunny to City Hall on Monday. The Bunny, a staffer dressed in a pink rabbit suit, made the rounds to great acclaim.

Mayor Chris Coleman told the Pioneer Press that he worries about killer bunnies.

"I don't think we can laugh about these things," the mayor said. "Have you ever seen 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'? This is a killer."

What started the whole flap was a suggestion from the human rights director, Tyrone Terrill, that signs saying "Happy Easter" be removed from a display. Before you could say "War On Easter," St. Paul was national news.

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