Protest Rocks Rupert Murdoch’s NY Post for Racist Cartoon

Posted by Liliana Segura, AlterNet at 10:43 AM on February 19, 2009.


At noon today, at New York City’s Rockefeller Center, a rally was held in front of the offices of the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post, to protest the racist editorial cartoon that ran in its pages on Wednesday. The cartoon depicted two police officers shooting an ape, with one remarking, ‘They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.’

The cartoon, which referred to a Connecticut police force’s killing of a chimpanzee that had attacked a woman earlier this week, has been denounced and debated for its blatantly racist and violent imagery. Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the rally, which was attended by hundreds of activists, union members, reporters, and commuters who came during their lunch hour, many of them shouting ‘Shut Down the Post!’

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