Black Protesters Interrupt Obama Event

Blacks Against Obama Protest

Blacks Against Obama Protest

September 20, 2008
Protesters Interrupt Obama Event
Posted by Maria Gavrilovic

From CBS News’ Maria Gavrilovic:

(CORAL GABLES, FLA.) – 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.”

They are said to be part of a Miami based group called “Michael Warns”.

The crowd of over 5,000 people at the event shouted the hecklers down by chanting “Yes we can!”

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.

The group was escorted out shortly afterwards by security. “Alright guys, see ya,” Obama said as they left, “Alright, let’s get back to work.”

A similar group of hecklers appeared at an Obama event in Tampa in August.

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~ by Leonidas on September 20, 2008.

One Response to “Black Protesters Interrupt Obama Event”

  1. typical muslim! If it’s not what he has to say he makes sure those who have something to say about him don’t get their chance to speak!

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