At least four Iowa City Police officers came to a Michele Bachmann event in Iowa City Thursday to help keep anti-Bachmann demonstrators from clashing with supporters.
Bachmann was met by a crowd of about 150 at the Hamburg Inn on Thursday afternoon. Demonstrators — some of whom were associated with Occupy Iowa City — began chanting anti-Bachmann lines when the congresswoman entered the restaurant. Bachmann staffers and supporters blared Christmas music in an attempt to cover up the chants.
One anti-Bachmann attendee began yelling at a supporter near the sound equipment, telling her to turn the music off. A police officer arrived shortly thereafter and escorted the anti-Bachmann attendee out of the restaurant.
Another attendee claimed to be a gay robot protesting Bachmann’s LGBT policy positions. He was booed out of the restaurant by supporters.