Karl Rove Forced Off Stage In CA By Code Pink Protesters (VIDEO)

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Former Bush adviser Karl Rove was heckled and ultimately forced off stage at a book signing in Beverly Hills by protesters who called him a “war criminal” and told him that he’d “ruined the country.”According to a local news report (see video below), Rove, who was promoting his new book “Courage and Consequences: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight,” was confronted by, among others, Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans, who waved handcuffs at him and threatened to make a citizen’s arrest. Evans called Rove a “war criminal,” and said he had lied about Iraq.

Several other audience members shouted at Rove, and in the end he left without signing autographs for those who had come with book copies in hand.

According to the Associated Press, no arrests have been made.

Watch a local news report of the incident:


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