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Police Question Two After Skirmish at Rally; McMahon Escorted Away

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Campus police were questioning at least two University of Connecticut students involved in a skirmish during a rally for Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon.

The Republican candidate was visiting the Storrs campus on Monday.

Several students from a campus domestic volence awareness group turned up a small rally for McMahon. A 24-year-old student, David Haseltine, says a McMahon supporter tore down the sign he was holding that accused McMahon of profiting from violence against women –a reference to McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment.

Students and staff for McMahon said Haseltine shoved the female McMahon supporter _ a claim he denied.

McMahon cut short her visit and was escorted to her SUV by campaign staff amid a chorus of yelling by supporters and protesters.

Lt. Hans Rhynhart of the UConn police says there will not likely be arrests.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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