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Political speech leads to pushing at forum

A political forum at Western Nevada College turned pushy Thursday night after an attendee allegedly pushed one of the speakers.According to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Clarence Southard, 69, of Carson City allegedly pushed the invited Democratic speaker, Martin Fischer. Southard, a local political activist, was cited for misdemeanor battery.Fischer was a third of the way through his talking points when Southard began moving toward the stage, according to Henry Weiner, organizer of the “Political Shout Night.”Weiner said the event was attended by 42 faculty, staff, students, guests and members of the public. After the pushing incident, Southard left and …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 6, 2012 03:56AM Published Oct 6, 2012 03:55AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.