Bookstore owner says he called police on woman who confronted Steve Bannon

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A woman confronted former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in a bookstore in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, causing the owner to call the cops, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. "I asked [the woman confronting Bannon] to leave, and she wouldn't".

Cooke told the Courier-Dispatch that bookstores are places where different views should be tolerated. The person also "repeatedly shouted obscenities" at Bannon, Cooke said in a statement posted to the bookstore's website. When she did not, he threatened to call police.

"I can't even say how painful it is to be there without help, without support, and with the pain of having lost something so precious", said Rubia Mabel Morales Alfaro, another mother who miscarried and who calls the assurances of care promised by Nielsen a "lie".

The Richmond Police Department confirmed that it received a call Saturday about someone yelling at a political figure.

In any case, the jolt of incivility likely came as a shock to Bannon, who is recently back from the refined salons of Europe, where he spent several weeks rubbing elbows with some of his favorite quasi-fascists.

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Bannon, who founded the right-wing website Breitbart, left President Donald Trump's administration in August 2017.

Bannon grew up in Richmond, the newspaper noted.

Since leaving the White House last August, he has focussed on rallying support for other populist political challengers in the USA and more recently in Europe.

"We are a bookshop", he added.

At the height of the controversy over the Trump administration policy of separating children from their undocumented migrant parents at the border, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Lexington, Virginia, restaurant.

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