Protester arrested during Clinton speech

A man was arrested at Jack Morton Auditorium after he stood up and blocked part of the audience’s view during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech on Internet freedom Tuesday.

The male – wearing a shirt that read “Veterans for Peace” – stood up at the start of Clinton’s speech and blocked the view of media and guests behind him for about 5 minutes. He was sitting near the back of the auditorium.

University Police officers arrested him for disorderly conduct after he refused their request to leave, according to a University statement.

UPD escorted the subject out of the building and the Metropolitan Police Department took custody of the protester, identified as R. McGovern in an MPD community report.

MPD also arrested McGovern on a disorderly conduct charge.

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