Code Pink Confirms They Disrupted Obama’s Speech

President Barack Obama’s speech on counterterrorism at the National Defense University in Washington Thursday afternoon was disrupted multiple times by a heckler. In a series of tweets from its official account, the anti-war group Code Pink identified its co-founder, Medea Benjamin, as the person who interrupted the president to demand he close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base.

“#CODEPINK disrupts #Obama confronting him to #CloseGitmo,” one of the tweets read

“Thanks to our very own @medeabenjamin for standing up and speaking the truth to @BarackObama!” read another

Benjamin also matches photos of the heckler that appeared on Twitter. Code Pink regularly stages disruptions at high-profile events. President Obama repeatedly asked the heckler to allow him to continue with the speech. 

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