Protesters Disrupt McCain's Speech from Conv. Floor

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posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:28 PM
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At least four protestors, in the floor or in the balconies, have disrupted Sen. McCain's acceptance speech at the RNC. I'm watching the footage on NBC, btw.

One man held up a sign saying "McCain Votes Against Vets". The sign was torn away from him while he was handled by security. He held up two peace signs in response, instead of fighting against the MIB-types.

Another pair of women, in separate locations on the convention floor, shouted at the Senator, before they were forcibly removed from the floor. Both women also held up peace signs as they were taken away.




[edit on 9.4.2008 by ItsTheQuestion]




posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:32 PM
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The visibly furious crowd shouted "U-S-A!, U-S-A!..." and cheered as these balls-y [pardon the expression] protesters were swallowed up by the security detail.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:36 PM
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I applaud the courageous protesters.
yeah baby expose these neo nazi republican pigs!!!


McCain voted against the GI Bill for Vets returning from Iraq.
McCain constantly votes against the Vets-that's the Truth.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:36 PM
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I thought I saw something odd, guess this is what it was. I only heard them chanting USA USA but happened to be looking at ATS at the time and caught a quick glimpse of someone being wrestled by suits.

I'm not so sure it was worth the kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into. I just hope none of them "fall down the stairs".



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:42 PM
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Sorry, but CNN kept showing the man with the vets sign, and he was not escorted away that I saw. However, the one lipstick pinkie lefty did run down the stairs and act the fool. Way to keep it real.,



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by esdad71
Sorry, but CNN kept showing the man with the vets sign, and he was not escorted away that I saw. However, the one lipstick pinkie lefty did run down the stairs and act the fool. Way to keep it real.,


The man in the black t-shirt did not appear to be escorted away while NBC's camera feed was still on him. However, I would be surprised if he was still in his seat now, half-an-hour later.

The "lipstick pinkie lefty" did, in fact, "keep it real". She stood up for what she believes in. All Americans should be able to respect that, at least. And she's got moxie! Hope she's got bail money, too...

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posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:50 PM
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Hey, I am one for the right to peacefully assemble. However, there is a place and time and those actions did not further anyones agenda. No one. I mean, would it be cool to let a man in full KKK garb approach the DNC podium? No, so why is it ok for them to disrupt a speech?

Time and place is key.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:53 PM
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You make a good point there, esdad. Although the fact that similar protests were not voiced at the DNC tells America something.

If a klansmen approached the podium at the DNC...not that would be a pair of stones!

I didn't say whether it was "okay" or not. I'm merely observing the festivities.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 09:58 PM
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I have watched both conventions very closely and it is a throwback to old party politics that is occuring. We do not need a strong central government that taxes us. Give me a Fair tax system and I will pay for my own health care.

Fact is, we will only see and hear what the media needs for ratings and revenue. I have to say though, as a whole, the best DNC speaker was Hillary and the best RNC was Palin. Amazing when you think about it.



posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 10:27 PM
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[from CNN's Political Ticker blog]



ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) – In response to early rumors that demonstrators might try to interrupt Republican presidential nominee John McCain's acceptance speech Thursday night, a number of delegations agreed to chant "U.S.A." in order to quell the sound of protesters.

"There's word of a possible demonstration coming. If it does, the chant is 'USA, USA'," a floor whip was overheard telling members in the New York delegation.

Similar whispers were heard from the Alaska delegation clear across to the Louisiana delegation on the other side of the hall only moments before McCain began speaking.

On at least three occasions during the early part of his speech, members of the audience began chanting "U.S.A." in response to protesters, who were then escorted out of the hall.

In one such case, McCain weighed in telling the crowd not to be distracted “by the static…Americans want us to stop yelling at each other.”





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