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Obama election rally disrupted by AIDS protests

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There have been plenty of ugly scenes during Barack Obama’s bitter fight to retain control of the US Congress, but the US president has rarely had to face down cat-calls from his own supporters.

Obama’s speech to a midterm election rally in New England was interrupted for several minutes by a students from a global AIDS pressure group.

The protestors were eventually shouted down and escorted out of the arena but not before Obama delivered his own riposte.

Americans cast their ballots in less than 48 hours with Republicans are expected to recapture control of the House of Representatives and make big Senate gains