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Michelle Obama heckled, threatens to leave fundraiser

Jun 6, 2013 09:37 IST

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Washington: American First lady Michelle Obama threatened to leave a nighttime fundraiser unless a protester quit interrupting her speech.

Mrs. Obama was speaking Tuesday evening at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington.

Michelle Obama. AP image

Michelle Obama. AP image

According to a pool report from a reporter who attended the event, an audience member started shouting in support of an executive order on gay rights halfway through Mrs. Obama's remarks.

Mrs. Obama moved toward the protester and said the person would either, quote, "listen to me or you can take the mic, but I'm leaving."

The crowd started shouting for her to stay. The protester was then escorted out of the event.

AP