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Protesters disrupt Republican campaign event in Iowa

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 01:13

Two different groups of protesters interjet their views at the Presidential Family Forum, as seven Republican candidates try to sway Iowa voters ahead of the state's key caucuses. Diane Hodges reports.

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Seven Republican presidential candidates turned out at the Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, Iowa Friday night to make their pitches to voters, but some protesters got their views in first. Before the first question could be asked, pro-immigration demonstrators stormed in, carrying a sign reading, "Is deportation a family value?" The audience responded with chants of their own... NAT SOUND OF DEMONSTRATORS AND AUDIENCE CHANTING, "USA! USA!" Those protesters were escorted out. NAT SOUND Later a different group of protesters disrupted the event. And at least one candidate took the interruption in stride. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR, MIKE HUCKABEE, SAYING: "You know, it doesn't bother me, because I realize that it's a reminder that we live in the greatest country on earth, and we allow people to disagree with us. Those folks aren't going to spend the night in jail. They're not going to be shot out there on the sidewalk. I know there's some people in the audience that wish they would, but they're not going to be (laughter)." The forum was aimed at helping Iowa voters decide who to support in the Iowa caucuses, scheduled for February of 2016.

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Protesters disrupt Republican campaign event in Iowa

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 01:13