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US: Protesters slam weak apology for monkey cartoon

21 Feb 2009 2:31 PM

Hundreds of protesters have called for a boycott of The New York Post .. after what they say is a weak apology for a publishing political cartoon of a monkey .. seen as a racist allusion to President BARACK OBAMA.

The demonstrators .. .. including film director SPIKE LEE .. have shouted outside the News Corporation headquarters of media tycoon RUPERT MURDOCH .. Don't buy the Post .. Shut them down.

The cartoon on Wednesday showed a policeman who'd shot a monkey .. referring to an incident days esarlier in which an officer shot dead a chimpanzee that had seriously injured a woman.

In the drawing .. another police officer comments .. They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.