A female protester disrupted the beginning of Republican nominee John McCain’s speech Thursday night with indiscernible shouts seemingly about ending the Iraq War. She was wearing pink, however—the tell tale color of anti-war group “Code Pink.”
Members of Code Pink also have disrupted speeches by Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin and others. Though, unlike other times, the cameras and McCain actually acknowledged the protester. At one point in his speech, McCain asked the crowd to ignore the “static” and said Americans didn’t want to hear any more yelling.
Members of Code Pink and other anti-war groups have protested outside the convention for days. More than 100 have been arrested and charged with misdemeanors.