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

Audience reaction to seeing President Obama

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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