Secret Service agents rush stage at Clinton rally
A protester broke through barricades when separating Secretary Clinton from supporters in Des Moines, IA.
Agents tackled the protester, who wore a shirt that read “Animal Liberation Now” and is a member of the animal rights organization, Direct Action Everywhere, in a buffer zone surrounding the stage. The protester was then led out of the gymnasium where the rally was held.
The intrusion marked the second time in less than a week that Clinton’s security detail came to her aide. Last Thursday in Las Vegas, a group of protesters also from Direct Action Everywhere attempted to enter the area around the stage, prompting agents to move to Clinton’s side.
Clinton continued her remarks uninterrupted as attendees behind the stage rose to witness the commotion.
Later during the event, another contingent of Direct Action Everywhere protesters held a sign that repeated the “Animal Liberation Now” demand. The group was removed from the event without incident.