VIDEO: Protesters interrupt Gov. Scott, Republican forum in Sarasota

Florida Gov. Rick Scott
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Protesters were escorted by police from a Republican forum on Florida’s Gulf Coast several times during speeches by candidates, including Gov. Rick Scott.

Spectrum Bay News 9 reported that the protesters interrupted speeches several times Friday at the Robarts Arena in Sarasota.

Video tweeted by the television station shows a protester jumping on a table and raising a fist at one point before he is escorted out.

Republican supporters booed as the protester was escorted out of the arena by law enforcement. When another protester was escorted out, the Republican supporters chanted “USA.”

The term-limited Scott is running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate.

Source: The Associated Press

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