10/15/2011 07:23 pm ET | Updated Dec 15, 2011

Rupert Murdoch Heckled: Occupy Protesters Interrupt News Corp. CEO (VIDEO)

Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp., found himself the target of hecklers -- some dressed as "Sesame Street" characters -- during a speech he gave Friday in San Francisco, the Associated Press reports.

According to KGO-TV, Murdoch was only minutes into his speech about technology in education when a man interrupted him.

"Resist corporate domination of public education!" the man cried out, according to KGO-TV. "Resist it, folks! Isn't it time to stand up?!"

Another protester, who AP reports was dressed as the count from "Sesame Street" and identified as Joe Hill, yelled, "Corporations own all the media in the world. Why should they not own all the education as well?"

According to Marketwatch, which is owned by News Corp., the protesters were part of US Uncut, a group that opposes corporate tax loopholes and public service cuts.

Murdoch appeared as part of a two-day education forum sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a group chaired by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The organization champions school vouchers, charter schools, performance pay for teachers and digital learning.


Last year, News Corp. acquired Wireless Generation, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company that provides software and services to K-12 schools. In August, New York's comptroller rejected a $27 million contract with the educational technology company because of the phone-hacking scandal involving News Corp.'s British newspapers.

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