WATCH: Police Usher Green Candidate Jill Stein From Debate Site

Video by Hofstra's student-run LI Report shows the Green Party candidate calling the event a 'mockery of democracy.'

While President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will get the red carpets rolled out for them at Hofstra University Tuesday night, Green Party candidate Jill Stein got a far chillier reception.

A video posted by LI Report, a Hofstra student news website, shows Stein being blocked by police from entering the debate. On camera, Stein called the debate itself a "mockery of Democracy."

According to the article, Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were blocked from entering because they did not have credentials

Security at Hofstra has been even tighter than it was for the 2008 debate, given a sitting president will be on campus.

In the video, officers warn Stein and Honkala that they would be arrested if they did not move. And after they ignored those warnings, police led them away.

According to a post on PhillyNOW, the Green Party candidates had planned to storm the event, knowing it could get them arrested.

Les October 16, 2012 at 11:41 PM
What kind of democracy do we live in where we cant't hear all ideas from all parties.
jill October 17, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Les, we are in a democracy.We can and do get ideas from anyone-it is called a website, a newspaper article, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, various blogs. The debate is advertised as a debate between the Democratic candidate and the Republican candidate. She is neither. She has no right to enter the debate anymore than I do ... and I would be a better choice than any of them to run the country


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