Protesters disrupt Rumsfeld appearance in Missouri

Protesters disrupt Rumsfeld appearance in Missouri

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FILE - In this June 25, 2010 file photo released by the Department of Defense, former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld addresses the audience while Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates looks on during Rumsfeld's portrait unveiling ceremony at the Pentagon. Producers of "The Good Wife" said Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, they were writing an episode with a role for Rumsfeld, who was the defense secretary in George W. Bush and Gerald Ford's administrations. The drama has had public figures occasionally appear as themselves, including Vernon Jordan, Lou Dobbs and Joe Trippi. (AP Photo/DOD, Cherie Cullen, file)

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Posted on February 24, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 24 at 8:46 PM

 INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- A 10-minute protest disrupted an appearance by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence.

Rumsfeld spoke Friday afternoon in the library's auditorium as part of a book tour for his memoir, "Known and Unknown." The Independence Examiner reports that protesters called the former defense secretary a "war criminal" after the moderator asked his first question, and refused to leave.

Truman Library security officials removed the protesters from the auditorium.

The 90-minute appearance was free and open to the public.

Rumsfeld spoke earlier Friday to officers at the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

 

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