Some Elkhart residents upset about billboard

Some Elkhart residents are still upset about a controversial message displayed on a billboard on the city's northwest side.

That's according to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth. About 25 people held a protest Friday on Nappanee Street near John Weaver Parkway, where the billboard sits.

The billboard is funded by Tea Party Group "We the People of Marshall and Fulton Counties," and reads, "The Navy Seals removed one threat to America, the voters must remove the other."

Opponents say the message is offensive and inappropriately equates President Obama with Osama Bin Laden.

But the head of the group that paid for the billboard says the goal was to get people's attention and encourage people to vote President Obama out of the White House in November.

The demonstrators plan to gather again this Friday at 5 p.m.

For more information visit: http://www.etruth.com/article/20120818/NEWS01/708189967/0/FRONTPAGE.


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