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12-03-2005, 08:56 PM


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Saturday, December 03, 2005, 2:26 p.m.
By Jennifer O'Neill

She Tells Group She Appreciates Their Intensity - CHICAGO -- Two dozen or so student activists didn't stop U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech today at Roosevelt University.

Clinton was interrupted several times during a speech at Roosevelt University Saturday morning by young adults protesting the Iraq war.
The Democratic New York Senator was the keynote speaker during the American Democracy Institute's First Leadership Development Summit.

She was there to give a speech about the power young people have in affecting policy in their communities.

Clinton did address the protesters, but she never stopped her speech.

First, a group in the balcony chanted and held signs that together read "Out of Iraq."

They were silenced after a minute or so while someone else held up a sign nearby.

Then a group elsewhere in the auditorium starting chanting.

Some of it was inaudible, but they could be heard at one point saying "Troops Out Now."

Clinton addressed them, saying she appreciates their passion and intensity, and that she would address their concerns at the end of her speech, but that she didn't believe the audience wanted to hear from them at the moment, receiving applause from the audience.

Flyers were also thrown down from the balcony, accusing Democrats and Republicans of being alike when it comes to Iraq policy...and condemning Senator Clinton for voting for Iraq invasion in 2002.

Clinton did address the war at the end of her speech...saying she wishes we could turn back time, but we can't, and we now have to create strategy based on fact.

She said the upcoming Iraqi elections are a turning point.

She said she's not for an immediate pullout, but she's not for keeping our troops there forever either.