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About 150 Protest President Obama Arrival In Roseburg


About 150 protesters gathered outside Roseburg Airport where President Obama is expected to land this afternoon.

About 150 protesters gathered outside Roseburg Airport where President Obama is expected to land this afternoon. He’ll be meeting with victim’s families from last week’s shooting at Umpqua Community College, which left 10 dead and another nine wounded.

John Palmer from Klamath Falls, was outside the Roseburg Airport Friday protesting Obama’s visit.

“I respect the man’s title and his office,” he said. “Most people believe that he is politicizing this and using this as a platform for gun control and I don’t think it’s genuine. I don’t think he really cares about the families and the loss and the tragedy. I think he cares more about pushing his agenda.”

Obama is making the stop ahead of a meeting with Democrats in Seattle as well as a fundraiser in San Francisco.

Mike Mires drove down from St. Helens, Oregon to protest the President’s visit.

“I don’t think that he should’ve stopped,” Mires said. “It’s kind of like a quick stop on his way to raise money for his party and for his agenda, and he’s just — like I say — he’s using the victims and their families as pawns.”

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