Protest held against eatery named for Obama

Local leaders led a protest Monday outside an East New York restaurant that was renamed after President Obama.The Rev. Al Sharpton and Councilman Charles Barron

Local leaders led a protest Monday outside an East New York restaurant that was renamed after President Obama.

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Councilman Charles Barron joined other local leaders and residents to rally outside the Rutland Road eatery, which is now called Obama Fried Chicken. The owner claims he changed the name because he admires the president, but some local residents find it offensive...

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