Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:19 PM
TexasTowelie (11,313 posts)
Demonstration interrupts Perry speech
Demonstrators upset about the 7 million uninsured Texans interrupted Gov. Rick Perry’s State of the State speech this morning and were quickly hustled from the House Chamber by state troopers.
One man, identified by friends as Houston community activist James Caldwell, was detained by Capitol security officers after the 11:25 a.m. incident. He was later escorted in handcuffs from the building, although troopers declined to say whether he would be charged with disorderly conduct or any crime.
More than a dozen other protesters with the Texas Organizing Project, wearing teal-colored T-shirts, were escorted from the statehouse.
Not long after Perry began his State of the State speech, Caldwell stood in the House gallery and shouted: “Gov. Perry, what are you going do about the 7 million uninsured people in Texas?”
continued at http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2013/01/29/demonstration_interrupts_perry.html/ .
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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:51 PM
DhhD (2,573 posts)
1. I could not listen to the entire speech live because Perry is the most sickening part of Texas that
I can think of right now. He cares nothing about most Texans. He has no desire to help with anything except business privatization and the wealthy in the interest of the wealthy and himself.