NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30 (UPI) — A group of about 60 people protested outside a New Orleans home where a man mounted a sign depicting President Barack Obama in a diaper.
The protesters, who included former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, gathered outside Timmy Riley’s Calhoun Street home Wednesday to demand the removal of the sign, which they said is disrespectful to Obama and African-Americans in general, WDSU-TV, New Orleans, reported Thursday.
However, the sign remained in place through Wednesday and police said Riley has the right to express himself.
“We see it every day. It’s a monstrosity, and I can’t believe somebody would put it up. But (Riley has) the right to do that, unfortunately,” neighbor Veronica Lyons said.