WASHINGTON – Michele Bachmann has been criticizing the Occupy Wall Street movement while out on the presidential campaign trail. On Thursday, the movement returned the favor by disrupting a Bachmann speech aboard the decommissioned USS Yorktown in South Carolina, according to NBC News.
A group of about 20 protesters stood up during the speech chanting, “This will only take a minute… You capitalize on dividing Americans / claiming people that disagree with you / are unpatriotic socialists / and you promote discrimination.”
Video of the encounter shows some in the audience trying to shout the protesters down followed by police escorting Bachmann off stage. The protesters then left the ship chanting, “We are the 99 percent.”
A few minutes later Bachmann returned to the stage, “visibly rattled” according to NBC, and telling the audience, “Don’t you just love the First Amendment?”
You can watch the whole incident here: