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Al Sharpton, Protesters Shut Down Midtown Manhattan Over NY Post Cartoon

February 20th, 2009 | by Staff
Rev. Al Sharpton

The Rev. Al Sharpton, along with 500 protesters, took over the streets of New York yesterday (Feb 19) one day after the newspaper ran a controversial cartoon that showed a bullet-ridden dead body of a chimpanzee with one copy saying to another cop, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill” (scroll down to see the cartoon), that offended many who believed the cartoon was a racist depiction of President Barack Obama.

The protesters picketed the headquarters of the paper on 6th avenue between 46th and 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan chanting “Yes we can, shut it down!” as they called for a boycott of the Rupert Murdoch owned publication.

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