Mitt Romney gets Mic Checked by Occupy Daytona Beach

Mitt Romney gets Mic Checked by Occupy Daytona Beach

  • Source: Occupy Daytona Beach
  • Year: 2012
  • Submitted by: Elana Mann

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was interrupted during a campaign speech on January 22, 2012 by Occupy Daytona Beach activists performing a human microphone protest.  The activists challenged Romney by saying that corporations are not people and questioned his commitment to helping ordinary American citizens. A counter-group started chanting “USA” over the human microphone protestors and Romney ended his speech by saying that the American system works, unlike Cuba and North Korea.

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