Missouri county Republican caucus fought so much it got shut down before it could choose delegates; two Ron Paul supporters arrested
In St. Charles County, which was to have been the biggest single prize of the day, the caucus was shut down before delegates were chosen after a boisterous crowd objected to how the meeting was being run, including an attempted ban on videotaping. Two supporters of presidential hopeful Ron Paul were arrested.
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One caucus participant accused Paul and Romney supporters of "colluding" to make it impossible to conduct the meeting. Adrian Boyd, an undecided Republican from St. Peters, said both groups were so loud, they drowned out the public address system.
"It was descending into an Occupy Wall Street type of an event," Boyd said.
Police said members of the crowd were "verbally aggressive with event organizers and police officers at the scene." Officers arrested two Paul backers after giving them "numerous warnings" to leave school property, St. Peters police said.