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5 Protesters Taken Into Custody at NYC Hot Dog Contest

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Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017 02:36 PM

Five people were taken into custody after trying to disrupt the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York, police said Tuesday.

About midway through the men's competition, some people amid the crowd of spectators at the contest on Brooklyn's Coney Island boardwalk appeared to be trying to unfold a black banner. Police stationed at the event rushed into the crowd, handcuffed the demonstrators and took them away.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had members giving away free vegan hot dogs outside the event, but a spokeswoman says the people arrested inside weren't with PETA.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut won the annual event for the 10th time. The San Jose, California, man beat his own record, downing 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Tuesday, besting Carmen Cincotti, who ate 62.

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Five people were taken into custody after trying to disrupt the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York, police said Tuesday.
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