Shortly after [Condoleeza] Rice started speaking, three protesters stood up wearing black robes and black hoods and their arms outstretched at their sides, an apparent reference to U.S. abuse of detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.
The crowd applauded as the protesters, shouting their opposition to the war in Iraq, were taken from the hall.
Rice seemed undisturbed by the interruption.
Well, hell, she was undisturbed by the REALITY of Abu Ghraib; why would she be disturbed by a show of it?
The crowd applauded.