‘Occupy’ protesters interrupt Bachmann speech

A group of “Occupy” protesters interrupted a Michele Bachmann speech in South Carolina on Thursday, causing the candidate to briefly leave the stage.

Bachmann was delivering a major foreign policy speech when a group of protesters in the audience stood up and began shouting a message to her.

The Herald Online sets the scene:

A group of more than 30 people in their 20’s and 30’s interrupted Bachmann’s major policy announcement in Mount Pleasant aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at the by reading a prepared speech in unison.

They then began chanting: “We are the 99 percent.”

They told her she was more concerned with dividing Americans than helping them. They chanted for about three minutes while the Minnesota congresswoman left the stage.

Police officers did not arrest anyone, and eventually the crowd left.

Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com

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Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 11/10/2011 - 05:15 pm.

    A major foreign policy speech? Really?

  2. Submitted by Derek Wain on 11/10/2011 - 10:59 pm.

    This shows the violent and totalitarian core at the heart of the radical Left, which talks about free speech but insists on silencing those with whom they disagree: “Free speech for me, but not for thee.”
    These OWS nihilist hooligans have taken their cue from Princess Pelosi and Hussein Obama, both of whom have praised them. Bachmann has been the most courageous and honorable among in the political class for labeling the OWS crowd for what it is: an organized mob of Communists and other radicals who want something for nothing.

  3. Submitted by jendjro Busington on 11/11/2011 - 06:51 am.

    But you missed the funniest part of article…”Bachmann was delivering a major foreign policy speech”. Clearly this was snark!

  4. Submitted by Jim Roth on 11/11/2011 - 07:50 pm.

    Derek, I hate to burst your bubble on this but most experienced politicians of all stripes have had this type of interruption happen to them at one time or another. Your own inflammatory and vitriolic rhetoric seems more extreme than those you criticize.

  5. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 11/13/2011 - 09:29 am.

    It’s OK, Jim.
    Derek has no idea what a communist is, much less a nihilist.

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