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Clinton responds to criticism after protester interrupts campaign event

A protester interrupted Hillary Clinton Wednesday during a private campaign stop. (Source: YouTube) A protester interrupted Hillary Clinton Wednesday during a private campaign stop. (Source: YouTube)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC/CNN) -

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is responding to a protester who interrupted a private campaign event Wednesday night in Mount Pleasant.

The protester, whom Huffington Post identified as activist Ashley Williams with Black Lives Matter, held up a sign while Clinton was speaking to supporters and demanded an apology from Clinton for remarks from a speech 20 years ago.

A video of the incident posted to YouTube showed Clinton speaking before noticing the protester. In the video, Clinton turns to her right, sees the woman holding up the sign and begins to read it as the woman demands Clinton "apologize for mass incarceration," adding, "I am not a super-predator." 

Williams was eventually escorted out of the home.

In the 1996 speech, Clinton was speaking about the danger posed to children and families by people involved in violent crime and drug cartels when she said, "We need to bring them to heel." 

Williams' sign had that same quote.

On Thursday, Clinton told The Washington Post she shouldn't have used those words and would not use them today.

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