Protesters Dislike Zuckerberg Fundraiser for Christie

Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
Protesters chant outside Mark Zuckerberg's Silicon Valley home, where he hosted a fundraiser for Gov. Chris Christie.
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Protesters chant outside Mark Zuckerberg's Silicon Valley home, where he hosted a fundraiser for Gov. Chris Christie.

About 40 protesters showed up at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's home where he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi.

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The activists were protesing Christie's defunding of Planned Parenthood. They stood outside of Zuckerberg's home holding signs that said "Zuck Christi hands off planned parenthood."

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Zuckerberg's Guest List
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on Mark Zuckerberg's guest list for the event he hosted last night for NJ Gov. Chris Christie.

The group was organized by CREDO Mobile, a network provider that advocates for social and political change.

A statement from Facebook didn't address the issue. It said: "Mark and Priscilla have worked closely with Governor Christie on education reform in the Newark school system. They admire his leadership on education reform and other issues and look forward to continuing their important work together on behalf of Newark's school children."

Protesters weren't the only ones who showed up at the fundraiser, though. Some notable and invited guests were also in attendance.

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While no formal guest list was released, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was spotted in attendance, as well as some Facebook executives.

Donations, which were capped at $3,800, are going to Republican Christi's gubernatorial re-election campaign.

-CNBC media reporter Julia Boorstin contributed to this report

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