I was reminded by my wife, that in the 1960's when someone of high ranking, power and position, was asked to speak at the Students union, at any University, the radical section of the Students Union wouldn't let the speaker be heard. They would shout the speaker down, and generally make so much noise that the speaker could not be heard.
This in the same way that the former Number 6, was invited to address the members of the assembly, but was then shouted down by those members, so that they would not allow the speaker to be heard! The comparison is an exact one.
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