Glitter, Shouting, Tackled Protesters: Screaming #Occupy Goons Dragged From Santorum Event in Florida


A protester is dragged out of the room by security after throwing glitter at Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum during a town hall meeting in Lady Lake, Fla., Monday. (OS)

Glitter, shouting, tackled protesters: #Occupy criminal movement hits Santorum in Central Florida.
The Orlando Sentinel reported:

Occupy movement protesters slipped into an American Legion Hall here and bombed Rick Santorum with glitter Monday afternoon, leading to a brief ruckus as security guards and sheriff’s deputies wrestled two men to the ground and then carried them out.

For a moment the scene was chaos, with shouting and shoving in the crowded assembly room as Santorum stood on stage in silence while glitter floated through the air over several people and on to him. There were about 400 people gathered for his speech, sponsored by the Tri-County Tea Party of The Villages.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office later said the men were from the Occupy Tampa movement, but did not identify them by name.

As they were being carried out and off the American Legion property, one of the men shouted “Rick’s a homophobe,” presumably a reference to Santorum’s staunch opposition to gay rights.

The sheriff’s office said the two men were escorted off the property and issued trespass warnings – banning them from ever returning, but were not arrested, according to Orlando Sentinel reporter Eloisa Gonzalez.

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