The Assassination of Obama and Clinton-Art Exhibit

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    The Assassination of Barack Obama: Freedom of expression or racism?

    A controversial art exhibit was raided and shut down before it could be viewed in NYC yesterday.

    According to the NY Times blog: Cityroom, Boston-born performance artist, Yazmany Arboleda, tried to set up a provocative art exhibition in a vacant storefront on West 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan with the title, "The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama".

    The artist thought his racist views were protected under the Constitution because he was expressing himself through his art. Wrong.

    Not 30 minutes after Arboleda set up the gallery across the street from the New York Times building, police, feds and secret service swooped in to shut the art exhibit down. While police covered the offensive storefront window with brown paper, Arboleda was led away in handcuffs to be "interrogated".

    Arboleda, 27, learned the hard way that freedom has its limits. Later, in an interview, he said: "It's art. It's not supposed to be harmful. It's about character assassination -- about how Obama and Hillary have been portrayed by the media." He added, "It's about the media."

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    Here is the website with some pictures: sandrarose.com Blog Archive The Assassination of Barack Obama: Freedom of expression or racism? OR Assassination art in the line of fire
     
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    Can't see the photos. Why was it considered racist?
     
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    Is it just your computer or are the photos not showing up?? The photos are ridiculous.
     
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    Oh ok they aren't showing up. Let me try again.
     
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    I can't see them either
     
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    Ok I think I fixed it.
     
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    lol!

    That sure does look racist.

    What was the one about Hillary? I only saw the Obama pics.
     
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    I dont know that's the only pics I saw too. Hillary's name is on the front of the door but they don't have any display pics about her (yet).



    The guy who created this has to be crazy. It's ashame that this is probably only the beginning of race related outbursts.
     
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    I still don't see any pics....
     

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