Activists Jump On Stage During Larry Summers Speech
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Larry Summers' address before the Economic Club in Washington D.C. on Thursday was interrupted for several minutes as a group of protesters jumped on the stage and held up a large sign behind Summers' head that said, "We Want Our $$$ Back!"
The protest came as Summers was addressing a question on whether a second stimulus would be needed, and it stopped the conversation in its tracks.
"Larry Summers is part of the problem," screamed one of the activists. "He is a toxic mess."
In the audience, another demonstrator began to shout out the money and positions that Summers had earned during his time outside of government. "$5.2 million, this man made working one day a week," screamed one.
The crowd, mostly business officials from D.C., offered applause at Summers' hefty earnings.
Sam Stein is a Political Reporter at the Huffington Post, based in Washington, D.C.