Protesters Interrupt Obama Event

Maria Gavrilovic, CBS, September 19, 2008

Barack Obama’s rally at the University of Miami was briefly interrupted today after a dozen or so protestors began to wave homemade signs.

The group of mostly African American men held signs that read, “Blacks against Obama”, “Jesse Jackson hates Obama”, “Obama for abortions”, “Obama for gay marriage” and “Obama endorsed by the KKK.”

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Obama briefly paused and tried to calm the crowd down by telling the crowd to hold on. “Hey young people out there—it’s no problem for you to put your signs up, but let everybody—let me finish what I have to say, alright?,” he told the protesters as he stood on stage.

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[Editor’s Note: See a video of the rally and the interruptions here.]

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