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Gingrich hit with glitter confetti at Minneapolis event

By BRIAN BAKST

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, May 17 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

In this image taken from video, a protester dumps glitter on a table where GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, were signing books at a hotel in Minneapolis, Tuesday May 17, 2011. The man approached the Gingriches during the signing at a downtown Minneapolis hotel, dumped a cracker box full of confetti on the pair and said, "Stop the hate!" (AP Photo/Jeff Baenan)

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista were hit with glittery confetti by a protester Tuesday during the couple's appearance at a book-signing.

The man approached the Gingriches during the signing at a downtown Minneapolis hotel, dumped a cracker box full of colorful confetti on the pair and said, "Feel the rainbow, Newt! Stop the hate! Stop anti-gay politics!"

Two Associated Press reporters witnessed the event. The man was quickly pushed out of the room.

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