Rick Santorum on Sunday faced
protesters during an outdoor rally at the state Capitol in Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, the AP reported.
Santorum, a strong opponent of gay
rights and in particular gay marriage, was disrupted for about 20
minutes by a group of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.
When the Republican presidential
hopeful asked the crowd for a “big win” on Tuesday, the crowd
attempted to drown out Santorum by screaming “Get your hate out of
my state” and “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, zealot, facist, go
Supporters yelled back “We pick Rick.
We pick Rick.” The shouting made Santorum barely audible. (The
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Santorum later addressed his
detractors, suggesting they were unemployed.
“Something that maybe these folks
over here could get something in, maybe working a little bit instead
of coming to these events and screaming at people,” he said.
A group of Occupy Wall Street
protesters also drowned
out Santorum last month during a campaign event in Washington
state which took place on the same day that Governor Chris Gregoire
signed a gay marriage bill into law.