TAMPA, FL. – A group of protesters tried, but couldn’t throw Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney off his game Thursday night during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.
Roughly a quarter of the way through Romney’s speech, at least four protesters began shouting and disrupting the GOP nominee and were promptly led out the Tampa Times Forum where the event was held. Romney supporters in the audience began chanting “USA” to drown out the protesters’ rude shouting.
The disruption began with a group of protesters seated stage left of Romney’s podium near the floor of the forum. After the protesters were carried out by security, another woman, in the top center section also began shouting. Though not shown in the video recorded by Red Alert Politics, the woman was eventually led out of the room by security after what appeared to be an unsuccessful negotiation to stay inside the convention.
Romney remained unphased through it all, continuing on with his speech over the back and forth between the protesters – who either snuck in or obtained passes through moles at the convention – and his supporters.