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Protest Over Censorship Of David Wojnarowicz Art Piece (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 12/20/10 11:01 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

The protest over the National Portrait Gallery's censorship of the controversial piece "A Fire In My Belly" by David Wojnarowicz, was attended by over 200 people, reports the New York Post .

Protesters chanted "Hey, hey, ho, ho, censorship has got to go," as they walked from 81st Street and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Smithsonian affiliate, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, at 91st Street.

Bill Dobbs, one of the protest's organizers, told the Post that "This street demonstration in New York reflects rising anger in the heart of the art community. Almost every professional art organization has condemned the censorship."

Check out photos from the protest here:

Activists Protest Censorship Of Controversial David Wojnarowicz Art Piece
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People including artists and free speech activists converge to support the work of the late multi-media artist David Wojnarowicz (pictured) in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 19, 2010 in New York City. Wojnarowicz`s four-minute video was part of the National Portrait Gallery's 'Hide/Seek' show until it was pulled after the Catholic League and members of Congress complained that the piece was sacrilegious due to a sequence showing ants crawling on a statue of Christ. The banning of the video, which led to its viewing at the New Museum in New York, has outraged artists and political activists who call the action censorship. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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