Protesters in Portland, Oregon, interrupted a town hall meeting where a decorated World War II veteran was receiving a special honor.
100-year-old U.S. Navy vet Dario Raschio was supposed to be presented with medals by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), but soon after the meeting began, more than 100 protesters emerged, shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" and "I can't breathe!"
The protesters did not stop until Rashcio spoke up and said, "Give me a chance. At least let us show a little respect for this occasion," Fox News reports.
Raschio accepted his honor from Wyden and made a brief speech, but as soon as he was done, the protesters resumed their shouting.
Raschio joined the Navy at 27. He piloted observational planes, and was based on the USS Chester. He participated in five campaigns in the Pacific Theatre, OregonLive reports.