Fundraising Rice Draws a Few Occupy Nashville Protesters

Condoleezza Rice appeared at a fundraiser in Nashville for U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Monday, and members of the Occupy Nashville protests took notice, according to TNReport.
A group of about 12 of the protesters moved from War Memorial Plaza to the area of the Hermitage Hotel nearby where Rice, former U.S. secretary of state and national security adviser, was featured at a midday gathering in the ballroom.
One of the protesters said he began on the sidewalk on the side of the street where the hotel is but was asked by security to move. The group then protested across the street. Inside the hotel, a campaign spokeswoman confirmed that Rice was at the event but that no media were allowed.
“The people or the profits,” the protesters chanted. “We are the 99 percent.” A few of the protesters were asked to explain what exactly their reason was for protesting Rice.
“Condoleezza Rice has definitely become part of the 1 percent. I’m a representative of the 99 percent, the people,” said Joshua Bible Dufour, who said he is from Long Beach, Calif., and is passing through Nashville, spending four days in the state capital

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