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Protesters 'Mic Check' Jan Brewer During Speech at American University


Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer's visit to Washington D.C. this weekend for the National Governors Association conference was certainly eventful. Brewer first made headlines with the announcement Saturday that she would skip out on a dinner at the White House hosted by the President to honor the nation's governors, then on Sunday appeared on Meet the Press to announce her endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Apparently, Brewer faced another heated confrontation Friday night, having had the tail end of her speech at American University cut short by College Democrats attempting to "mic check" the Arizona Republican.

An American University alum in attendance for the event, which was put on by AU College Republicans, notified The Blaze about the protest that took place during the Q&A session following the governor's speech, and sent this video of what he said were "College Dems and Occupiers" chanting and yelling at Brewer.

"She was forced to leave and the protesters marched out to the quad and unraveled a banner denouncing the governor," the AU alum told The Blaze in an email.

AUTV reported on the protest Sunday:

The AU student newspaper The Eagle reports that about 20 students protested the governor's immigration policies towards the end of her 15-minute speech:

“Stereotyping was legalized because of SB1070,” said Andrea Gonzalez, referring to the controversial immigration Arizona law that requires law enforcement officers to check a person’s immigration status when there is “reasonable suspicion” that the person may be in the country illegally.

“We will stand in solidarity for these immigrants,” said Gonzalez, a freshman in the School of International Service. “It’s not right that this racism is occurring.”

Gonzalez went on to tell The Eagle that the protesters did not infringe on Brewer's freedom of speech, having waited until the end of her speech to begin the protest.

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