Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 | 7:34 p.m.
Winning the West - RNC
(A team of Sun reporters is at the Republican National Convention this week in St. Paul.)
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Are you watching this?
Protesters are interrupting Arizona Sen. John McCain's speech here tonight.
So far three separate protests have led to shouting matches as the delegates on the floor and attendees in the stand try to drown them out with chants of "USA! USA!"
McCain finally tries to smooth the situation by telling his supporters not to be diverted by the "static."
"Americans want us to stop yelling at each other," he said.
Hard to see the others, but the first was an anti-war protester a few rows above us holding a sign that read "McCain voted against vets" on one side and "You can't win an occupation" on the other.
The man shouted just as the speech began.
Delegates on the floor and attendees in the stand craned necks to see the commotion.
Then they broke out with chants of "USA! USA!"
No sooner did the crowd quiet down and the speech continue than the protest continued.
Then, as someone seemed to be ripping up the sign, crowd erupted in cheers.
The protester hollers once more. Followed by more "USA! USA!"