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The 99 Percent Crash Gingrich Fundraiser

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Gingrich came face to face with the 99 Percent last night.

Last night, GOP presidential primary candidate Newt Gingrich held a fundraiser at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. But the former House speaker was greeted not just with big money donors but by activists from “Take Back the Capitol,” a coalition of community and labor groups that have been conducting protest actions in the nation’s capital this week.

About 25 protesters entered the event with the purpose of asking Gingrich to meet with the “99 percent outside” rather than the “one percent inside contributing thousands to his campaign.” Demonstrators chanted “We Are The 99 Percent!” before being ejected by security. Watch the protest action:

Mother Jones’ Andrew Kroll reports that before the disruption took place, demonstrators marched outside the event chanting, “the poor get poorer, the rich get rich, that’s the platform of Gingrich.”