Protesters Picket Post After Chimp Cartoon

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2009 4:32 PM CST
Protesters Picket Post After Chimp Cartoon
This cartoon image provided appeared in the Post's Page Six yesterday.   (AP Photo)

Hundreds of protesters led by the Rev. Al Sharpton assembled outside the New York Post’s headquarters today to condemn the paper's now-infamous chimpanzee cartoon, Newsday reports. Protesters called for a boycott and vowed to return tomorrow. They insist it's a racist slam against President Obama, while the paper calls it a "clear parody."

“Go to your newsstand and say, 'Do not sell it in our community,'” Sharpton told protesters. (More President Obama stories.)

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