At a Manchester, New Hampshire high school, President Barack Obama was speaking yesterday when a man in the audience handed him a note that sounded some of the themes of the #OccupyWallStreet protesters. The "message in a battle" criticized the Commander-in-Chief's "silence" over the police brutality going on over the protests.
"Mr. President: Over 4,000 peaceful protesters have been arrested," read the small, printed note, which added that "banksters continue to destroy the economy." The biggest jab comes near the end: "Your silence sends a message," concluding, "Banks got bailed out. We got sold out." In the clip above, you can hear as fellow Occupiers chime in with a coordinated chant. Obama cocked his head back and listened, and then watch as Obama jumps in and takes control.
President Obama isn't the first politician to be targeted by the Occupy movement. Two weeks ago, Michele Bachmann (who has her own woes to worry about) was briefly interrupted by #OccupyCharleston protesters at a speech in South Carolina.
[via USA Today]