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Santorum Gets Glitter-Bombed

Gay-rights activists, Occupiers storm primary night rally
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2012 10:18 AM CST
Rick Santorum Gets Glitter-Bombed by Gay-Rights Activists, Occupiers
Protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street are removed from a primary event held by Rick Santorum after protesting Santorum's stance on gay rights, on January 21, 2012.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Adding insult to his third-place injury, protesters crashed Rick Santorum's South Carolina primary party last night, chanting "Rick, Rick, Rick, bigot, bigot, bigot" and glitter-bombing the candidate. As Santorum closed out a speech in which he hailed family values, gay-rights activists and members of Occupy Charleston shouted "Except when you're gay!" and stormed his rally at the Citadel, reports the Summerville Patch. No one was arrested, but police forcibly removed the 20 or so protesters. A protester called the move "the people of South Carolina taking a stand against" bigotry. (Read more Rick Santorum stories.)

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