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‘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 s

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.

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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