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Protestor Tells Why He Heckled Obama

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Protestor Tells Why He Heckled Obama

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"What about the black community, Obama?"

Those words appeared on a banner, waved by a small group of African-American protestors, who heckled Sen. Barack Obama during a townhall meeting last week.

NPR's Tony Cox speaks with Diop Olugbala — international organizer for the International Peoples' Democratic Uhuru Movement.

He was one of the people who disrupted that townhall meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida. Olugbala says Obama is ignoring many issues of importance to the black community.