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FRANKENMUTH, MI - JUNE 19:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in front of the Bavarian Inn Lodge on June 19, 2012 in Frankenmuth, Michigan. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FRANKENMUTH, MI – JUNE 19: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in front of the Bavarian Inn Lodge on June 19, 2012 in Frankenmuth, Michigan. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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DEWITT (WWJ/AP) – Dozens of protesters braved scorching temperatures Tuesday afternoon to protest Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s appearance at a mid-Michigan pie shop.

Romney is making three stops Tuesday in Michigan, where he grew up. Several hundred supporters gathered in front of the Sweetie-licious Bakery in downtown DeWitt to await his arrival.

Across the street, protesters chanted, “We are the 99 percent!” One woman held a sign proclaiming “Romney has always been a bully.”

Romney supporter Imogene McNeilly of St. Johns sat in a lawn chair fanning herself in the hot sunshine. The 80-year-old says she likes the GOP candidate’s policies and the fact he’s from Michigan.

Earlier Tuesday, Romney spoke about job creation and the economy to a friendly crowd in Frankenmuth.

He’s wrapping up a multi-state bus tour across the Midwest.

MORE: Romney Believes Michigan Win Would Mean The Presidency

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