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Only in America: A holiday gesture

Police order a Louisiana woman to take down Christmas lights in the shape of a hand "flipping the bird" — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Police ordered a Louisiana woman to take down Christmas lights she arranged in the shape of a hand "flipping the bird." Sarah Henderson admits the lights were designed to send a message to her neighbors, which the police deemed obscene. The ACLU objected, saying that in our Constitution, "even things like the raised middle finger are protected speech."