[Marxism] Hillary Clinton heckled at Brown University

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Apr 9 10:25:32 MDT 2006

Hecklers interrupt Sen. Clinton at Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Anti-war protesters interrupted U.S. Sen. Hillary 
Rodham Clinton's speech at Brown University on Saturday night by heckling 
the New York Democrat for four solid minutes before police escorted them 
out of the auditorium.

Clinton was about eight minutes into her 50-minute speech, "Women Leaders," 
when an unidentified man stood and shouted "Is it leadership to support the 

He was quickly joined by two other hecklers as he stood on his seat and 
continued to criticize Clinton for her vote to authorize the U.S. invasion 
of Iraq and her subsequent votes to fund the war.

Despite the heckling, Clinton did not stop her speech, which was general in 
tone. Her only direct reference to the Iraq war was to decry the 
substandard equipment issued to American soldiers. She did not address 
allegations that President Bush authorized the release of classified 
national security information to the media.

Before the speech, about 70 protesters rallied outside the auditorium and 
said they targeted Clinton because her votes on the war mirror the Bush 
administration's policies despite her being considered the front-runner 
among Democratic presidential hopefuls in 2008.

A group called Military Families Speak Out was among the protesters 
outside. They carried picket signs and yelled "He lied, she complied, they 
died. Bring the troops home now."

Clinton's speech in Meehan Auditorium was attended by about 3,000 people.

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