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Watch an Iowa Coffee House Owner Toss a Group of Occupiers Out of Her Shop


"We all have our rights, but not in my place."

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A group of Occupy protesters attempted to make a stand Friday in a Des Moines, Iowa coffee shop ahead of a planned appearance by Newt Gingrich.

The shop's owner wasn't having it.

According to Yahoo! News, four or five protesters stood chanting in the middle of the crowded shop before she told them to leave.

"I'm asking you to leave! You need to leave now!" Java Joe's owner Amy Brehm shouted at one man with a red "Occupy the Caucuses" T-shirt. "You're not allowed to ever come back. You're trespassing."

It took a few moments, but protesters complied, escorted out by police.

"I just had to shut it down, I couldn't stand it," Brehm told Yahoo! after they left. "We all have our rights, but not in my place."

Afterward, the protesters took their message outside the shop, as captured in this Des Moines Register video:

The so-called "Occupy the Caucuses" movement has vowed to gather hundreds of protesters in Iowa ahead of the state's Tuesday caucuses. Protesters have been arrested in front of both Mitt Romney and Ron Paul's Des Moines headquarters.

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