UPDATE AT END OF POST: Video of the protest prior to Gore's speech!
Nobel Laureate Al Gore was heckled during a global warming speech he gave Saturday in Boca Raton, Florida.
Addressing a crowd of a thousand people at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, Gore was repeatedly booed by about 200 protesters stationed outside the open-air facility.
As reported by the Sun Sentinel Saturday (h/t NBer Blonde):
Stationed outside the Mizner Park Amphitheater, the protesters jeered at Gore as he took the podium and at those walking into the open-air venue to listen to the speech.
"This is the most dangerous crisis we've ever faced," Gore said of climate change. He spoke over a chorus of boos from protesters, who were monitored by at least a dozen uniformed city police officers.
Many of the protesters were with the groups Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and South Florida Tea Party, the latter of which feels that Gore's views will eventually lead to increased taxes and flawed business legislation.
The protesters carried drums, bullhorns and posters. One read "Practice what you preach," accusing Gore of not living a green lifestyle. Another poster read "The masses follow the asses," depicting the protesters' opinion that Gore's message is not backed by scientific evidence.
I'm verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.
*****Update: Video of the protest prior to Gore's speech (h/t NBer dbo)...