Speaking at Central High School in Manchester, N.H., President Obama is heckled by Occupy Wall Street protesters.
During his speech in Manchester, N.H. today, President Obama found himself interrupted by members of Occupy New Hampshire.
The protesters handed out fliers along with attempting to employ a “human microphone” to deliver a message of dissatisfaction to the president. They got about halfway through before others in the crowd began to counter-chant with the President’s 2008 slogan of “Fired up. Ready to go.”
The Occupy New Hampshire flier said:
Over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economyYou must stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights.
Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.
Alexandra Pournaras/NBC News
A copy of the flyer from which "Occupy New Hampshire" protesters read when interrupting President Obama's speech on Nov. 22 in Manchester.
Obama spoke directly to the protesters and said, “I'm going to be talking about a whole range of things today. And I appreciate you guys making your point. Let me go ahead and make mine, all right?”
Later in the speech the President acknowledged the “Occupy movement” when he spoke of the “profound sense of frustration” that the “essence of the American dream” is slipping away. Yesterday, NBC’s Jo Ling Kent reported that Occupy New Hampshire members showed up at a Ron Paul event as well and proclaimed, “"We are the 99%! We will be heard!