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Charles Dharapak/AP

President Barack Obama was campaigning in New Hampshire today, where advocates on behalf of the Occupy Wall Street movement briefly interrupted his jobs speech at a Manchester High School.

Just minutes into delivering his message, Obama was shouted down by protesters attempting to draw attention to the arrest of peaceful protesters at Occupy demonstrations around the country.

The pleas of the protesters, using the so-called “human microphone” method, was quickly drowned out by students who began chanting, “Obama! Obama!”

After the speech, as the president was shaking hands with members of the audience, a representative from the Occupy movement got close enough to  pass him a note.

The Associated Press’ Charles Dharapak was able to photograph the note which said:

“Mr. President: Over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights.  Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.”

source – Yahoo! News