(TCPALM.COM) PORT SALERNO — Protesters rented a hotel room to crash an outdoor Allen Westevent at Pirates Cove Resort & Marina from their balcony above, prompting beer, ice cube and even salt shaker tossing before sheriff's deputies escorted the protesters off the property Wednesday night.
The congressman was six minutes into his campaign speech on Pirates Cove's outside pool deck when four protesters emerged from a hotel room onto their balcony overlooking the event. Stand Up Florida protesters shouted out garbled messages and unfurled a banner that read "Allen West is out of touch, Allen West is out of office."
The protest groups are regulars at West events. West, R-Palm Beach Gardens, faces Jupiter Democrat Patrick Murphy in a multimillion-dollar November election. West called it the "most watched" in the country.
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