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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Reverend Billy Heckles Mayor Bloomberg At Mayoral Debate Over Term Limits (VIDEO)

The first debate for the New York City mayoral election got off to a rocky start last night when Mayor Bloomberg's opening statement was interrupted by the heckling of activist, performance artist and third-party candidate Reverend Billy Talen.

Reverend Billy, who's running on the Green Party line, yelled out to Bloomberg, "What are you doing here? We voted for term limits!"

His outburst received a smattering of cheers and applause from the crowd.

According to accounts, including his own, the good reverend was then escorted out of El Museo del Barrio, where the debate was held, but not arrested. Instead he was simply told that his ticket was "no longer operative."

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