Protesters Interrupt Joe Biden During Third Democratic Debate

Protestors interrupted Joe Biden at the third round of Democratic debates on Thursday evening as the former vice president was preparing to answer a question about professional setbacks and resilience.

During the broadcast, it wasn’t immediately clear what protesters were shouting, given that they weren’t speaking in unison. According to some Twitter users, the protesters were shouting, “We are DACA recipients. Our lives are at risk.” You can listen to video taken at the debate, which was located at Texas Southern University in Houston, here:

During July’s debates, protesters also interrupted candidates with chants calling for the firing of Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, and the repetition of “3 million deportations” in reference to the number of immigrants deported under Obama’s administration.

Earlier in the evening, the candidates — Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Beto O’Rourke, Julián Castro, and Biden — debated over their policies regarding health care, gun control, education, foreign policy, and immigration. The evening was hosted by ABC and Univision and moderated by Jorge Ramos, Linsey Davis, George Stephanopoulos, and David Muir. Read TheWrap’s coverage of the three takeaways from Thursday evening’s debate here.

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