Education & Academia

Protesters Ketchup with Kerry

Anti-war protesters ambush Senator Kerry at Harvard.

According to The Harvard Crimson, "several dozen protesters" gathered outside the Kennedy School of Government to voice their anger with Sen. John F. Kerry (D.-Mass.) during his visit to campus Friday night.

"Bush Lied. Kerry Complied. Bring the troops home now," chanted protesters from two anti-war organizations — Not One More (NOM) and Military Families Speak Out (MFSO).

Kerry came to Harvard to watch the premiere of "Hidden Wounds," a documentary on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suffered by those who fought in Iraq.

The Crimson reports, "one man, who was sitting inside the forum, called out to Kerry after the documentary. ‘Stop this war, John, grow some balls,’ the man said. ‘You can do something, John.’"

The story goes on to say that this man was then removed from the forum; however, John Kerry (who served in Vietnam) said, “I wish that young man who stood up was still here because those of you who know me, know that I don’t shy away from any conversation on any subject."  

"But Kerry emphasized that the purpose of the forum was for the discussion of the documentary and PTSD," writes The Crimson.

Classic Kerry — engage the protester after he’s removed from the building.


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