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Barack Obama’s Austin speech interrupted by Hispanic hecklers


President Barack Obama was interrupted by two people while delivering a speech on the economy on Thursday at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas.

The two Hispanic hecklers interrupted the president’s speech with shouts about illegal immigration.

“I’m sorry, what are you yelling about now?” Barack Obama said amid the sudden yelling.

“Sit down, guys. I’m almost done.

Barack Obama was interrupted by two people while delivering a speech on the economy at the Paramount Theater in Austin

Barack Obama was interrupted by two people while delivering a speech on the economy at the Paramount Theater in Austin (photo Daily Texas)

“Come on, sit down. I’ll talk to you afterwards, I promise. I’ll bring you back. I’m wrapping things up here.”

The White House’s transcript of Barack Obama’s remarks in Austin omits what the protesters said, but the president replied: “I understand. See, everybody is going to start – I’m on your side, man. Sit down, guys, we’ll talk about it later, I promise.”

They were invited after the event to meet with Barack Obama about their concerns on immigration reform.

According to a White House press pool report, its staff escorted the protesters behind the stage immediately after Barack Obama’s speech was over and he “began glad-handing with folks in front”.

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