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Never really got the chance to thank her for the free publicity

  • Oxford scholar Chelsea Clinton was among a group of American students which interrupted an anti-war meeting in the city, it is reported.
  • The move follows an admission by Miss Clinton that she had come across a rash of “anti-American feeling” since beginning her master’s degree in international relations at University College.
  • The Times reports that Thursday’s meeting in Oxford had been organised by the Oxford Stop the War Coalition.
  • It quotes a student CND member who spoke at the meeting as saying Miss Clinton had arrived “making a lot of noise”.
  • Earlier, in an article for the next issue of New York-based Talk magazine, Miss Clinton said she encountered “some sort of anti-American feeling” every day.

Chelsea Clinton was part of a group of American students who heckled speakers at an anti-war meeting in Oxford, it is reported.

@EdmundGriffiths: Never really got the chance to thank her for the free publicity

Oxford scholar Chelsea Clinton was among a group of American students which interrupted an anti-war meeting in the city, it is reported.

The former US president’s daughter arrived at the meeting at Oxford Town Hall with a dozen friends who heckled speakers, according to The Times.

Members of the group shouted patriotic slogans and unfurled a Stars and Stripes flag at the event attended by 500 people, the paper reports.

The move follows an admission by Miss Clinton that she had come across a rash of “anti-American feeling” since beginning her master’s degree in international relations at University College.

‘Making noise’

The Times reports that Thursday’s meeting in Oxford had been organised by the Oxford Stop the War Coalition.

It quotes a student CND member who spoke at the meeting as saying Miss Clinton had arrived “making a lot of noise”.

Earlier, in an article for the next issue of New York-based Talk magazine, Miss Clinton said she encountered “some sort of anti-American feeling” every day.

“Sometimes it’s from other students, sometimes it’s from a newspaper columnist, sometimes it’s from ‘peace’ demonstrators,” she said.

“Now I find that I want to be around Americans – people who I know are thinking about our country as much as I am.”

She admitted she was angry at people who questioned America’s actions in Afghanistan, but was grateful for all the British support she had received.

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