They stood to question Holder about why they are being investigated. Holder told the first protester, Tracy Molm, that he would be happy to talk with her after his speech.
About a half hour later, after several more interruptions from other protesters, Holder was forced to resign from the stage, and retreated to a back room.
Holder then spoke briefly with Tracy Molm. She said he gave her about three minutes, did not answer her questions and told her, "we'll have to agree to disagree."
Holder is scheduled to meet later today with members of Minneapolis' Somali community at Augsburg College where he will perhaps meet with the same fate.