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Republican disrupted, heckled by protesters at town hall

April 12, 2017

TROY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio town hall for the Republican who succeeded former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) in Congress got heated as a small but vocal group reacted to his comments on issues from the Environmental Protection Agency to Planned Parenthood.

The protesters were eventually forced to leave after about an hour of vocal opposition to Rep. Warren Davidson.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2osXvtC ) that the protest group was chanting “we the people” as they left the room Tuesday night in Troy, about 68 miles (109 kilometers) north of Cincinnati. Although protesters voiced their disapproval, the majority of the 250-seat town hall was supportive of Davidson, with many wearing Trump stickers.

Davidson won a special election in the western Ohio district seat after Boehner resigned from the House in 2015.

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