Iowa Republican caucus candidate Newt Gingrich holds a "callous and arrogant attitude toward poverty and poor people," demonstrators yelled during the former U.S. House speaker's talk on campus Wednesday.
Gingrich came to the University of Iowa's Medical Education & Research Facility to speak to a crowd of more than 250 about investing in brain research.
But a protest organized by Occupy Iowa City members interrupted his introduction.
"We are insulted by your disregard for the poor and the conditions [that] lead to poverty in this country," the group of roughly 10 protesters shouted over Gingrich supporters who tried to quiet them. "We cannot forget your 1990s proposition that welfare benefits to children of unwed mothers be denied."
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