Obama Monument Toppled in Georgia

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Police in Georgia are investigating the toppling of a monument dedicated to one of Michelle Obama's relatives, which was knocked over outside Atlanta.

Monument to Relative

A stone monument to Michelle Obama's great-great-great-grandmother, Melvinia Shields, was pushed over and will need to be inspected for cracks.

Officials say that Shields was born into slavery in the mid-1800s and later settled in Rex, Ga., about 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

The monument was installed a year ago as a celebration and recognition of Shields' connection to the First Lady and the White House.

It wasn't immediately clear when the monument was toppled, or who did it, or why they did it... but you can draw your own conclusions in that regard.

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