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Constituents of Virginia’s 2nd District hold up signs during a town hall meeting held by U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Feb. 20, 2017. REUTERS

Constituents in Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy's home district got rowdy at a town hall event Wednesday afternoon, following in somewhat of a recent national trend of voters voicing displeasure with their elected officials. Video and photos captured at Cassidy's meeting showed it was heavy on the boos and outbursts from those in attendance.

Voters were chanting "do your job" and shouting questions at the Republican senator, who at one point remained seated silent while the bedlam ensued. When Cassidy reportedly threatened to call law enforcement on those who were apparently not acting in an orderly fashion, the crowd chanted "don't be quiet!"

The meeting was reportedly late to get started even though Cassidy was there in attendance, provoking further outrage from an apparently already testy crowd.

Cassidy's experience Wednesday fell in line with how voters have greeted other elected officials, especially Republicans, during their respective town hall events in their home districts recently. Town hall attendees have not only been flooding the event sites, but also going to the elected officials' offices and calling them with complaints.

One common denominator for the town halls was President Donald Trump, who declared on Twitter that the uprisings had actually been "planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" However, there was no direct evidence to prove the president's assertion.

The wave of protests from constituents seemingly got started Thursday night when U.S. Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) faced a high school auditorium packed with angry residents chanting "Vote him out!" and "Do your job!" The crowd wanted to know why Chaffetz supported Trump and his policies and why the committee he chairs — the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee — was not investigating the new commander in chief.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was given similar treatment at an American Legion town hall event in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky on Tuesday. Multiple other similar incidents took place this week, as well. You can see them here.

The message to elected officials was clear, and one that U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) likely heard loud and clear during her own town hall meeting in the city of Fairview Tuesday, the New York Times reported.

"We’re not stupid; you have to do better," an apparently scorned voter told her.

Images and video from town hall events across the country have emerged on social media. A sampling of the follows below.

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