ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Folk singer Pete Seeger and New York City activist Al Sharpton were sentenced to 15 days in jail Friday on disorderly conduct charges stemming from a racially charged demonstration over an alleged rape.

Albany Police Court Judge Thomas Keegan also found 10 others guilty of disorderly conduct for disrupting traffic during an April 4 demonstration near the state Capitol in Albany. The protesters claim racism in the investigation of a claim by Tawana Brawley, a black Wappingers Falls teen-ager, that she was abducted and raped by six white men last November.

Two defendants were acquitted after the three-day, non-jury trial. One of those acquitted, Rodney Stewart, had tears running down his face as he said he wanted to join the others as they were taken directly to jail.

As he was led out of court, Sharpton, a minister who also is the subject of state and federal investigations into his financial dealings, raised his fist and shouted, ''Tell Cuomo to straighten this out 3/8''

Sharpton and two other Brawley advisers, New York City lawyers Alton Maddox Jr. and C. Vernon Mason, have accused New York Gov. Mario Cuomo of racism because he appointed the state attorney general, rather than a prosecutor of their choosing, to look into the Brawley case.

A handful of demonstrators in court briefly chanted ''No justice, no peace'' following the sentencing.

The defendants, who all got 15 days in jail, were led away to begin serving their sentences immediately at the Albany County Jail.

Maddox, who represented all the defendants except Seeger, called the decision a ''political hit.''

''It's clear the Constitution does not apply to Al Sharpton, Pete Seeger and any other people who support the elimination of racism and discrimination and particularly those who support Tawana Brawley,'' Maddox said.

Maddox said after the sentencing he was searching for a judge that he could ask to grant bail Friday evening pending appeal of the demonstrators' convictions.

Maddox had argued that the defendants were exercising their constitutional right to free speech in the demonstration.

Assistant Albany County District Attorney Steven Dougherty focused his case on whether the demonstrators ignored repeated warnings by police to disperse when they tried to block traffic. He said the demonstrators could have gotten off with fines if they had not insisted on a trial.

State Attorney General Robert Abrams has said his inquiry will probably end without the arrest of any suspects because Miss Brawley and her family will not cooperate, on the advice of Sharpton, Mason and Maddox.