Protester arrested at Clinton campaign stop

March 3, 2008 9:19:04 AM PST
A protester was arrested today during a campaign stop by former President Bill Clinton in Corpus Christi. The man, who wasn't identified, held a sign during Clinton's speech that said the September 11th, 2001, attacks were an inside job.

As Clinton was shaking hands with the crowd after his speech, the man yelled at Clinton.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that as police approached the man, a person in the crowd grabbed the sign and tore it in half. The man then screamed at officers, asking them to protect his First Amendment rights. He was taken from the crowd by four officers, placed in handcuffs and taken to a patrol car.

Police said the man would be charged with disorderly conduct.

Clinton was in Corpus Christi to campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate. Hillary Rodham Clinton. She and Democratic rival Barack Obama are battling in tomorrow's Texas primaries.

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