Barack Obama poster defaced at Manatee Couny fair

Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 10:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 10:01 a.m.

PALMETTO, Fla. Local Democratic Party officials in southwest Florida say a poster of Barack Obama was defaced at the Manatee County fair.

Volunteers arrived at the fair Friday morning to find that someone had broken into the Democratic Party booth and defaced the poster of Obama, whose inauguration is being held Tuesday in Washington. Upside down crosses and "666" were written on the image of Obama with a marker.

The vandalism has been reported to the police.

Local party leader Joycene Harwood called the experience "unpleasant," and said it was "not really what America should be about."

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