February 14th, 2012
04:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Protesters disrupt Santorum event, get arrested

(CNN) – A group of protesters disrupted a Rick Santorum campaign rally in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday, prompting the presidential hopeful to brand it as a “radical element” that represents “true intolerance.”

After Santorum was introduced to raucous applause, the protestors launched into the Occupy movement’s traditional “mic check, mic check” call. After hearing that, the conservative crowd attempted to shout down the Occupy protestors with chants of “U.S.A., U.S.A.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Occupy Wall Street • Rick Santorum • Washington
Occupy vs. Ron Paul
December 29th, 2011
12:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Occupy vs. Ron Paul

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Five members of the Occupy the Caucus movement in Des Moines Iowa were arrested this morning while blockading the entrance to Ron Paul's campaign headquarters.

Using their iconic mic-check speaking style, the protestors spoke out against Ron Paul's campaign pledge to close the Environmental Protection Agency if elected.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Occupy Wall Street • Ron Paul
Paul criticizes Dems and GOP, elevates tea party, Occupy movement
December 23rd, 2011
10:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Paul criticizes Dems and GOP, elevates tea party, Occupy movement

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul rolled out some equal opportunity scorn late Thursday in Iowa, criticizing Democrats and Republicans while elevating the concerns of the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements.

But before he zinged the two political parties, the Texas congressman began his speech in front of over 300 people in Cedar Rapids with a joke about a matter he takes very seriously.
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Filed under: 2012 • Occupy Wall Street • Ron Paul • Tea Party movement
Gingrich gets 'occupied'
December 21st, 2011
03:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich gets 'occupied'

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – A handful of protesters temporarily hijacked a Newt Gingrich press conference Wednesday intended to showcase the GOP presidential candidate's latest endorsements.

The former House speaker was formally announcing the support of Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen and New Hampshire House Speaker William O'Brien with both men at the Iowa State Capitol Wednesday morning when he was interrupted.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Newt Gingrich • Occupy Wall Street
Occupy protesters rally at Obama's Iowa headquarters
December 17th, 2011
05:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Occupy protesters rally at Obama's Iowa headquarters

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Occupy protesters in Des Moines were joined by members of Veterans for Peace outside of President Barack Obama's Iowa re-election campaign headquarters Saturday, calling on the president to end all foreign wars and cut the U.S. military budget in half.

Using the people-powered megaphone the Occupy movement calls a "mic check," some 35 protesters spoke with a unified voice.
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Filed under: Iowa • Occupy Wall Street • President Obama
November 22nd, 2011
07:03 PM ET
3 years ago

'Occupy' protesters disrupt Obama speech

(CNN) – While speaking about his jobs plan in Manchester, New Hampshire on Tuesday, President Barack Obama was interrupted by a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters.

"I appreciate you guys making your point," Obama said. "Let me go ahead and make mine."

Obama is the latest presidential candidate whose speech was disrupted by the demonstrators. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul have each heard from "Occupy" activists at campaign events in recent weeks.


Filed under: Occupy Wall Street • President Obama
'Occupy' protesters disrupt Paul town hall
November 21st, 2011
06:09 PM ET
3 years ago

'Occupy' protesters disrupt Paul town hall

Keene, New Hampshire (CNN) - A handful of Occupy Wall Street activists disrupted a well-attended town hall hosted by Rep. Ron Paul at Keene State College Monday.

After a moderator announced Paul would be taking his last question, a man in the audience stood up and yelled "Mic check!"

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Occupy Wall Street • Ron Paul
November 17th, 2011
05:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich contrasts tea party, 'Occupy' protesters

(CNN) - As hundreds of "Occupy" demonstrators across the country take to the streets on the movement's so-called "Day of Action," GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich came out in full support of cities cracking down on the protesters.

"Every city government has an absolute obligation to enforce the rule of law and to protect private property," Gingrich said at a campaign stop in Jacksonville, Florida. "And frankly, they ought to be filming these people, and every person who engages in violence ought to be given a very long vacation from the streets."
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Newt Gingrich • Occupy Wall Street • Tea Party
Bachmann: Protesters were 'ignorant' and 'disrespectful'
November 11th, 2011
12:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann: Protesters were 'ignorant' and 'disrespectful'

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on Friday described protesters who interrupted her foreign policy speech aboard the USS Yorktown the day before as "ignorant" and "disrespectful."

"They haven't been told what was done for them and that's what's a shame. And I think that as soon as they would know, if they understood the heavy price that was paid for that First Amendment right, they'd be much more respectful," Bachmann said while shaking hands at a Veterans Day parade in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Occupy Wall Street • South Carolina
Giuliani: Obama owns Occupy Wall Street movement
November 5th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Giuliani: Obama owns Occupy Wall Street movement

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is responsible for the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

"It would not have happened but for his class warfare," Giuliani said in Washington on Friday. "And remember, as it gets worse and worse - because it's going to get worse and worse - where it came from: Barack Obama."
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Filed under: 2012 • Occupy Wall Street • President Obama • Rudy Giuliani
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