(PartiallyPolitics.com) – At a recent event in South Carolina for GOP presidential hopeful Nikki Haley, the proceedings were momentarily interrupted by a group advocating for the liberation of Palestine. These individuals called for an immediate halt to the hostilities in Gaza during Haley’s campaign gathering in Columbia. Their chants for Palestinian freedom led to their removal from the venue.
In response to this disruption, attendees supporting Haley rallied with cheers and encouragement for the former South Carolina governor. Amidst this, Haley took the opportunity to address the crowd, urging calm and highlighting the importance of free speech, even in the face of dissent. She reminded the audience of the sacrifices made by military personnel, including her own husband, to protect such freedoms.
This incident marks a continuation of Haley’s encounters with pro-Palestinian demonstrators, a challenge she previously faced during her tenure as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In the current political climate, President Biden has similarly faced demonstrators at various campaign events, with calls for a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas being a central theme of their protests.
Haley’s campaign journey has seen her engaging with voters in her native South Carolina, following her performances in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, where she finished third and second, respectively. With the South Carolina primary on the horizon, Haley is positioned behind former President Donald Trump, who has emerged as the frontrunner in the GOP primary race and has secured victories in the early contests. Current polls suggest Haley is trailing Trump in South Carolina by a significant margin.
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