Obama’s response was extremely classy.
When the noise erupted, Obama first paused and looked up into the balcony where they were standing.
“Alright,” Obama said, attempting to squelch the commotion. “Alright.”
The rest of the crowd soon got angry with the protestors.
“No need to boo. We appreciate [their] point,” Obama said, adding that he’d be happy to talk to them afterwards but that shouting “isn’t going to solve anything.”
The whole incident lasted about two minutes before they were escorted out by police.
Before leaving the room, one protestor yelled, “True change is ending abortion!” Change has been a major theme of Obama’s campaign.
Once the audience calmed down again, Obama said, “Let me just say this, thoughâ€¦ Some people got organized to do that. That’s part of the American tradition we are proud of.”
“That’s hard, too, standing in the midst of people who don’t agree with you,” he added.