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A speaker offering comments Berkshire Hathaway Chairman/CEO Warren Buffett did not want to hear was removed from Saturday’s annual shareholder meeting and arrested.
Prior to being escorted from the meeting by police, National Legal and Policy Center Chairman Peter Flaherty had his microphone cut, the center said on its website.
Flaherty had been on thin ice for much of his presentation, but his mic was cut, and he was removed not long after touching on the connection between Bill Gates and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The connection, Flaherty had been insisting, was Buffett’s support for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
“I apparently touched the third rail of billionaire politics when I mentioned Jeffrey Epstein’s name. I’ve been involved in shareholder activism for 19 years, and I have never before had my mic cut, and I was never before arrested,” Flaherty said, according to the Daily Signal.
After being removed and charged with trespassing, “I was treated like any other criminal, fingerprinted, handcuffed,” Flaherty said. “I’ve always been courteous with decorum at the annual shareholder meetings. I didn’t raise my voice. I was not disruptive.”
Flaherty wants the charges dropped and an apology from Berkshire Hathaway.
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