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Photos: Oscars Protesters Line up Outside The Award Show

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Protesters led by the Rev Al-Sharpton lined near the celebrity drop-off for the Oscar Awards to protest the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees. The crowd were about 300 armed with signs and boom boxes.

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Al Sharpton, who told the Academy:

“You are out of time. “We are not going to allow the Oscars to continue. This will be the last night of an all-white Oscars.”

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Speaking to the protesters gathered in a small car park, Sharpton promised a longer protest, along with pressure on advertisers, if the situation fails to change next year.

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“We are not saying who should win. But if you are locked out of the process you are dealing with a systemic exclusion,” he said.

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Adding that the difference between him and Chris Rock is thatChris tells jokes and he tells the truth.


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