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Police drag Occupy activists from Santorum event

By David Edwards
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:18 EDT
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Occupy activist dragged from Santorum event
 
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Police on Monday physically dragged several Occupy Tampa protesters from an event with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and cited them for trespassing.

One of the men had thrown glitter at the candidate as he was he was giving his closing remarks. WESH cameras caught a man in a suit wrapping his arms around the activist and forcing him towards the door.

“Stop the hate!” the protester shouted.

A police officer was seen dragging a second activist across the floor by the hand before another officer picked up the man’s legs.

Glenn Costa, Joseph Perry, Michael Fernandez and Rebecca Rubright were all cited for trespassing, but not arrested.

Last week, protesters with Occupy Charleston also showered the former Pennsylvania senator with glitter over his opposition to gay rights.

Watch this video from WESH, broadcast Jan. 24, 2012.

 
David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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