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Hundreds attend President Obama's town hall meeting in Baton Rouge

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    It was highly unlikely to find a critic of President Barack Obama inside one Baton Rouge high school Thursday. However, outside the gym while the president spoke and most students watched from their classrooms, a few activists hoped their voices would be heard too. 

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

It was like meeting the biggest celebrity. People were so excited to see President Barack Obama at the town hall meeting in Baton Rouge that they actually started crying. Some of them cheered so hard they lost their voices. 

Tickets to Thursday's town hall were free but limited. The White House has not said how many were actually given out, but there were easily hundreds of people inside the McKinley High School Gym. Several alumni were in the crowd. 

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