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Occupy Protesters Interrupt Ron Paul During Campaign Event: "Why Do You Hate Gays?"

 
 
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Yesterday we reported that Occupy protesters were making their way to Iowa to hold a "People's Caucus," interrupt candidates, and camp out at campaign offices. And last night Ron Paul got his first taste of that plan.

As Raw Story reports:

During a rally with veterans last night, candidate Paul saw his speech interrupted by a group of about 20 occupiers, who began shouting as Paul was mid-sentence. After a few seconds, the crowd responded with a boisterous chant of the candidate’s name, over and over again.

“Why do you hate gays?” one of the protesters shouted. “Why do you hate the 99 percent?” Another reportedly asked why he wants to repeal Roe v. Wade and “control a woman’s reproductive decisions.”

All good questions! Paul's response: "Freedom of speech, ain't it wonderful?" (Yes, yes it is.)

Watch video of the incident below. 

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at December 29, 2011, 3:35am

 
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