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Uploaded on Nov 23, 2011

The 99 percent approached President Barack Obama this afternoon, surprising the commander in chief with a "mic check" during a speech he was making in New Hampshire. Speaking from Manchester, NH Tuesday to discuss the American economy, President Obama was interrupted by protesters employing the "People's Microphone," a method of spreading news and alerts made popular by the Occupy Wall Street movement after demonstrators were denied usage of megaphones.

"Mic check," a lone voice yelled during the president's speech, which prompted a boisterous echo from other protesters in the crowd. A series of call-and-response quips ensued, overwhelming the president and causing him to momentarily stop his speech. Though the chants were cut short due to a roar of cheers and jeers, the attempted message in full has made its way to the Web.

"Mr. President: Over 4,000 peaceful protesters have been arrested while banksters continue to destroy the economy,"protesters proclaimed. "You must stop the assault on our First Amendment rights. Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out."

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