Protesters in Portland, Oregon, interrupted a town hall meeting where a decorated World War II veteran was receiving a special honor.
100-year-old U.S. Navy vet Dario Raschio was supposed to be presented with medals by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), but soon after the meeting began, more than 100 protesters emerged, shouting “hands-up, don’t shoot!” and “I can’t breathe!”
The protesters did not stop until Rashcio spoke up and said, “Give me a chance. At least let us show a little respect for this occasion.” There was a black man in the crowd that spoke up for the ceremony and he was called a token for not joining their movement.
Raschio accepted his honor from Wyden and made a brief speech, but as soon as he was done, the protesters resumed their shouting.
Raschio left the meeting early.