November 22nd, 2011
02:57 PM ET
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A small group of Occupy New Hampshire activists disrupted a speech by President Barack Obama at a Manchester high school Tuesday.
The group of protesters, modeled after the Occupy Wall Street movement, began chanting soon after Obama took the stage.
“Mic check,” one called, and then a handful of people in the audience chanted in response. According to one man who took part in the chant, the group wanted Obama to “stop the assault” on peaceful protesters who had been arrested as part of the OWS movement.
The activists’ words were difficult to hear in the school gymnasium, and after several moments of confusion, students in the audience began to chant “Obama” to drown out the protesters.
Obama listened to the shouts and then responded to the disruption.
“I appreciate you guys making your point. Let me go ahead and make mine,” he said. “I’ll listen to you, you listen to me.” FULL POST