Occupiers heckle Obama during NH speech
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- President Barack Obama got a rude reception from a few protesters in New Hampshire on Tuesday.
The President was temporarily thrown off his stride when Occupy protesters interrupted his speech.
The protesters asked the President to help stop what they see as police brutality being waged on their members.
“I want the President to immediately direct his justice department to…any police officer or any police chief who does not respect the First Amendment,” said Mark Provost, an Occupy protester.
After listening patiently, the President asked for his turn to speak and was given a polite applause when he acknowledged the protesters.
“So a lot of the folks who have been down in New York and all across the country in the Occupy movement, there is a profound sense of frustration,” said Obama.
The President finished his speech that promoted his jobs plan, which includes convincing Republicans to extend his payroll tax cut.
“Do want to cut taxes for the middle class and those who are trying to get into the middle class or do you want to protect massive tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires?” Obama asked.
The crowd in New Hampshire was supportive of the President, though some supporters admit the tough economy will make his reelection more of a challenge than they’d like.
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