‘Occupy’ Protesters Interrupt President’s Speech In Manchester, NH

MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – A group of protesters claiming to be part of the Occupy movement disrupted President Obama’s speech at Manchester Central High School in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

President Obama had taken the stage when he was interrupted by the group.

According to the White House press pool, the protest leader yelled, “Mr. President, 4,000 people have been arrested in protests…” before students chanting “Obama” drowned out the protester’s voice.

Watch: President Obama Interrupted

The President did acknowledge the protesters and even responded.

“I’m going to be talking about a whole range of things today,” he told the protesters. “I appreciate you guys making your point. Now, let me go ahead and make mine. I’ll listen to you. You listen to me.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

It’s unclear whether the president ever did hear the protesters’ entire message.

The group did later hand out a slip of paper to the media that detailed their full statement.

“Mr. President, over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested, while bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You 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,” it read.

President Obama was in New Hampshire to promote his jobs billl.

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  1. gil mendozza zuntzes says:

    TO VERY RICH AND GOOD ‘ FRIEND’ Dan Rea… JUST TO REMIND THAT BOSTON OCCUPY… THE OCTOBER OCCUPY OF WALL STREET OF 2011 AND THE FUTURE END OF THE IMPERIALIST CAPITALISM!
    best regards Dan! did you got our pics?

  2. gil mendozza zuntzes says:

    … ON MONDAY… TWO REP’S CROOKED/CRIMINALS FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE … AYOTTE AND BASS ENDORSES CROOKED/CRIMINAL EX-GOVERNOR OF MASS FOR THE GOP OF 2012

  3. gil mendozza zuntzes says:

    OK.. Dan
    THE UNITED STATES OCTOBER OCCUPY REVOLUTION OF WALL STREET OF 2012!

  4. mike says:

    The government is making it clear that the bankers own the government. Obama seems to be a puppet.

    1. Joel H says:

      Sadly, the only way democrats can compete is to also take money from
      this crimmanals. At least Obama passed the weak Dodd Frank bill. The
      Republicans want no regulation of these crimmanl bankers whasoever.
      We need to envoke the Sherman Anti- Trust Act and break these
      “:investment “.banks up. We must also get their fillthy money out of
      politics.

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