Protestors rally for Ten Commandments monument

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Up to 500 protesters showed up at a northern Idaho public park in Sandpoint to protest a possible plan to move a Ten Commandments monument.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the protest started about 2 p.m. Thursday even though Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon says there are no plans to move the monument.

Protester Gladys Larson says there's no way someone can come into the town and dictate what goes on.

City officials have said they're investigating alternative locations for the monument after receiving a letter in November from the Freedom From Religion Foundation asking the monument be removed.

The group's attorney says it's a policy matter rather than a legal issue.

But City Attorney Scot Campbell says the monument's location opens the city to the potential for costly litigation.


Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee