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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:57 PM

Protesters call on Zuckerberg to 'unfriend' Christie

Source: Palo Alto Weekly

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is catching flack for his blossoming friendship with New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie from abortion-rights activists, who staged a protest in front of Zuckerberg's Palo Alto home Wednesday evening.

The event was held to rebuke Palo Alto's young billionaire for his decision to host a fundraiser for Christie, a rising star in the Republican party who has been making national waves for his aggressive stances toward public-sector unions and for his vetoes of Democratic bills to support family planning (he had vetoed a similar bill in 2010).

The protest, organized by progressive group CREDO, singled out Christie for his recent veto of a bill that would have restored $7.5 million to New Jersey's Planned Parenthood clinics. CREDO also launched a petition calling for Zuckerberg to "Unfriend the anti-woman Republican Governor Chris Christie and match the money raised at your Palo Alto fundraiser dollar-for-dollar with a contribution for Planned Parenthood."

Read more: http://paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28607

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