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On the Road: The Other Half

Photo by Ben Philpott for KUT News
Protesters at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH let Gov. Perry and other GOP candidates know they don't like some of their economic policies.

With all the attention on the GOP presidential primary, it can be hard to remember that recent polls show voters are still evenly split on who they want to win the 2012 election. 

The other side of the electorate showed up tonight to protest some of the economic ideas being pushed by Republicans. About a hundred protesters stood around the Bloomberg/Wall Street Journal stage on the square at Dartmouth College. There were about 4 or 5 different groups of color coordinated protesters. Some chanting about Social Security (that group's cry's included, "Hey Rick, nice try. Social Security's not a lie!"). Others focused on AIDS.  With still more following in the footsteps of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement.

The groups were particularly vocal at the start of Bloomberg's pre-debate coverage. One of the large groups decided to leave the fenced-in designated protest area and venture behind the set to wave signs and chant over the commentators on stage.

After a commercial break the area behind the stage was cleared. No word on arrests.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.
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