An animal rights protester confirmed that she stuck with the movement during Clippers-Timberwolves — literally.
TNT Allie LaForce said in the broadcast that a woman attempted an apparent protest in court when she glued herself to the floor of the Target Center during the second quarter of Tuesday night.
“She was just told by security that she apparently stuck herself to the ground and refused to raise her wrist,” she said. LaForce said. “They were trying to pull her and she was resisting trying to keep her wrist stuck to the floor.”
The incident, which occurred under the opposite basket from where Minnesota was shooting free throws with 3:34 to go in the first inning, was reportedly in response to a chicken treatment at Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor’s farm, according to ESPN’s Sarah Spain. The women’s T-shirt reads “Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive.”
Spain shared on social media a press release from animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) accusing Taylor of inhumanely killing 5.3 million chickens in a recent mass killing following an outbreak of bird flu at the Taylor Egg Factory in Iowa. With this release, the group provided what it says is video evidence to support its claims and identified the protester as activist Alicia Santorio.
The protest caused a short delay in the match as security quickly escorted the woman away after the glue was not strong enough to stick her to the ground.
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