November 22nd, 2011
07:03 PM ET
11 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
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Marcus

    I like the way Obama is so cool, and gets right to the point! He has my vote along with millions! Yep 4 more years!

    November 22, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  2. Marcus

    He is trying his best! If congress would just stop trying to stone wall every issue and plan!

    November 22, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  3. kayla

    latinos for obama four more years

    November 22, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  4. Marcus

    GOP! Stop the lies! The Rich pay no taxes! The loop holes makes that possible!

    November 22, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  5. Katy

    He is poised and ready...he has my vote!

    November 22, 2011 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  6. Ruben Castilla Herrera

    Stop Secure Communities and end deporting non-criminal immigrants! You lied to us in 2008! We will continue to hold you accountable as you asked us to.

    November 22, 2011 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  7. teararound

    It is OK for Occupy to protest where President Obama speaks. We need to get the attention of those in gov't. But Obama gets my vote.

    November 22, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  8. Tax The Left

    Obama acknowledged the Occupy protest movement again, saying: “You are the reason I ran for office.”

    And with that quote... HE'S FINISHED! Zero chance he get's reelected after that one!

    November 22, 2011 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  9. Brian

    Glad everyone's voice is getting heard. Obama knows the plight of the middle class and will fight for our benefit, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy or quick.

    November 22, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  10. jp

    'The Brown Shirts' are rising

    November 22, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  11. C Tran

    Candidate Obama boasted in 2008 he had a great ABILITY working across the aisle to get votes. Now it turns out that ABILITY did not exist; the proof is in the debt ceiling debacle. That was also why he did not even get involved in the super committee since 2 strike out in a row does not look very good for the president. Alas, who needs that ability anyway? When all else fails, just play the blame game.

    November 22, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  12. chuck weidemann

    This president makes life altering decisions... Daily!!! He tries to be president to all americans. Yes even those who hate him. A few protesting ,wanting to be heard!! That's American and cake compared to sending soldiers to get Osama bin laden. Telling families their loved ones won't be coming home. I can't see Mitt, Newt or anyone else having this man's sincerity!! Vote Obama!

    November 22, 2011 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  13. Larry L

    It's time somebody other than the Tea Party spoke up for themselves. They need to hold all politicians accountable – not just the Republicans. Having said that... President Obama has served as the spokesperson for most of the people associated with the "Occupy" movement. He has been the advocate for the poor and middle class. He has fought against the slimey business practices of Wall Street and worked tirelessly to get the Republican lap-dogs for the rich to do something beyond defending the wealthy and obstructing progress. The "Occupy" folks need to speak up – but appreciate the fact that their friends are all in the Democratic Party.

    November 22, 2011 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  14. American Patriot

    The Republicans don't have a chance.

    Obama is just way smarter, likeable, and intelligent than all of the Republican candidates. The only people who are his intellectual matches are Ron Paul and John Huntsman.

    November 22, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  15. us1776

    These were not Occupy protesters.

    They were planted troublemakers along the lines of James O'Keefe.


    November 22, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  16. gavin

    where was the Occupy movement when we needed them most? Didn't see them protesting their demands with the Supercommittee. they missed a real opportunity to make a difference. then again, they are directed by the Democrats so it is understandable.

    November 22, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  17. RillyKewl

    He needs to listen to the voices of the Occupiers. You can drown them out this time, but they'll be back. We'll be louder next time.

    November 22, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  18. joojoo

    He reads off the teleprompter better than any other socialist ever !!!

    November 22, 2011 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  19. rich f

    the republican candidates except ron paul and john huntsman are a bunch of clowns

    November 22, 2011 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  20. rich f

    everyone needs to go online and sign the term limits it is time we take back this country and kick these bums out

    November 22, 2011 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  21. c'mon america

    @ tax the left ....... Why ?

    November 22, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  22. ObamaCares

    Obama/Biden in 2012. Nobody else can lead this country like he will. If, IF, iF the dadgum repukes would meet him half-way, many of us would prosper more in this country. They need to be voted OUT.

    November 22, 2011 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  23. Four and The Door

    Finally they OWS'ers are figuring out who in government has been throwing all of our money at the banks and large corporations and not doing anyone on the bottom rungs a damn bit of good. Oh, that is unless you consider extending unemployment benefits to 99 weeks a favor. A real favor would have been supporting businesses with an effective government so that they could hire again and grow the economy.

    November 22, 2011 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  24. Noobama

    I was very proud of those protesters who actully had the balls to stand up to that fashiest pig Obama. IT'S ABOUT TIME AMERICA KEEP IT UP!!! Amercia will not survive another 4 years of his reign so if you really to end up like Iran or saudi arabia or africa then vote for him.

    November 22, 2011 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  25. jeff

    obama is USA's biggest mistake ever.

    November 22, 2011 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
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