AIDS Activists Heckle Obama at Rally

He tells them to take their beef to 'the other side'
By Aaron Cowan,  Newser User
Posted Oct 30, 2010 11:37 PM CDT Posted Oct 30, 2010 11:37 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 31, 2010 12:08 PM CDT
Obama Heckled by anti-AIDS Activists
President Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(User Submitted) – Hecklers interrupted President Obama's latest stump speech in Bridgeport, Conn., for three to four minutes, chanting slogans and complaining that he was not doing enough to address the global AIDS epidemic. Obama seemed irritated by the protesters' antics, telling them, "You've been appearing at every rally we've been doing. And we're funding global AIDS (prevention). And the other side is not. So I don't know why you think this is a useful strategy."

After order was restored, he also gave a final verbal nod to the protesters by telling the crowd, "we're not going to be able to do anything unless we get the economy fixed, unless we can put people back to work, unless folks feel more confident about the future." Obama has been the target of anti-AIDS hecklers before. Read the full article. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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