Steve Peoples, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Security officials have removed several protesters after they disrupted a Harvard University appearance by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

The former House speaker was at the Kennedy School on Friday evening to discuss a documentary film he produced.

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The protesters started shouting as soon as Gingrich took the microphone to introduce the film. They mockingly thanked him for standing up for corporations and claimed to represent the 99 percent. That was a reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement in cities across the country.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports

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Gingrich did not appear rattled. He says all his appearances at Harvard have been interesting.

The incident was over in a matter of minutes. A Harvard spokesman says there were no arrests.

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