This is SO scary! Hillary Clinton was in the middle of her speech during a campaign stop at Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, when a protester broke free from the barricades and tried to rush the stage! The secret service immediately jumped in and authorities tackled the individual! Watch the frightening video here and see how she reacted!
Hillary Clinton, 68, was right in the middle of a powerful speech, about to address Donald Trump‘s, 70, latest comments (which happened just 24 hours earlier), when a crazed protestor rushed the stage wearing a shirt that read “Animal liberation now,” ABC News reported. In the video below you can see officers tackling the animal rights protester and secret service jumping into action and surrounding the situation. As for the Democratic nominee? — She didn’t even wince at any sight of the situation.
The rally disrupter has been identified as “Kelsey Atkinson of Chicago,” according to ABC News, and is a member of the animal rights organization Direct Action Everywhere. After being tackled to the gymnasium floor upon breaking the barrier between the audience and Hillary, the protestor was immediately drug out of the rally by authorities. Hillary didn’t seem to bat an eyelash as she continued speaking.
“And some people get carried away have you noticed that?”, she addressed the crowd after the incident. “Words matter, my friends,” Hillary said in reference to Donald’s controversial Second Amendment comments that seemed to encourage violence during a Wilmington, NC rally August 9. The Democratic nominee continued, “And if you are running to be president, or if you are President of the United States, words can have tremendous consequences. Yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that crossed the line.”
Then, later on in the event, another occurrence of Direct Action Everywhere protesters appeared again. The group was “removed” from the rally “without incident” after they “held a sign that repeated the ‘Animal liberation now’ demand.”
This isn’t the first time animal protesters have caused rally havoc. August 4 in Vegas, “a group of protesters also from Direct Action Everywhere attempted to enter the area around the stage, prompting agents to move to her side,” the news site pointed out. We’re glad everyone is alright after the unexpected moment.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the protester rushing Hillary Clinton’s stage? Tell us in the comments below!