Protesters Picket Post After Chimp Cartoon

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