Rev. Al Sharpton to Protest Oscars?
The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to arrive in Los Angeles as activists, some of whom are affiliated with his National Action Network, plan to protest this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
According to Lead Organizer Najee Ali, Sharpton is expected to arrive at the protest, which is set to launch at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Sharpton, who has called for supporters to “tune out” the Oscars, is scheduled to be the guest speaker at 10 a.m. Sunday at First AME Church in the city’s Adams-Normandie neighborhood.
Ali says the protest is part of a national “TV Tune Out” boycott of the awards over the lack of minorities nominated for the second year running.
“We’re trying to strike when the iron’s hot,” he said.
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