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  • S. Africa gallery to remove painting from website

    A handwritten sign that said "whites hate blacks" and was carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate over a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.

  • The controversial portrait of South African President Jacob Zuma painted by Brett Murray, was defaced last week while on display at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. Footage shown on a national news station shows a man in a suit painting a red X over the president's genitals and then his face. Next, a man in a hoodie rubs black paint over the president's face and down the painting. Two men - one white, one black - were arrested and charged with trespassing. The painting has been removed from the gallery. (Associated Press)

    Painting of president underscores South Africa's lingering racial divide

    A handwritten sign that says "whites hate blacks" carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate about a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.

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