Protesters Interrupt Bachmann's Speech in South Carolina (2)

Sunday, 13 November 2011 07:37 By Amanda Peterson Beadle, ThinkProgress | Video
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About 40 protesters from Occupy Charleston interupted Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) foreign policy speech during a campaign stop in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. As she was beginning her speech, the protesters stood up and recited a prepared message in unison. “We have a message for Miss Bachmann,” they yelled. Bachmann’s supporters yelled at the protesters to sit down and tried to drown them out. The protesters chanted, “We are the 99 Percent,” as police escorted them out. No arrests were made, and Bachmann returned to finish her speech about 10 minutes later. Watch the protesters’ actions:

Amanda Peterson Beadle

Amanda Peterson Beadle is an editorial assistant at She received her B.A. in journalism and Spanish from the University of Alabama, where she was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper The Crimson White and graduated with honors. Before joining ThinkProgress, she worked as a legislative aide in the Maryland House of Delegates. In college, she interned at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, the Press-Register (Mobile, Alabama), and the Ludington Daily News. She is from Birmingham, Alabama.

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