Secret Service agents rushed the stage to protect Bernie Sanders after demonstrators disrupted a Sanders speech in California.
that demonstrators unfurled a banner to the left of the stage that read, "Animal liberation is social justice." A man and a woman stood near barricades at the rally with signs that read, "Until every animal is free."
Two Secret Service agents jumped on the podium to guard Sanders, who resumed speaking despite the interruption. He continued discussing Wall Street, saying, "What the American people are tired of is large, multinational corporations and Wall Street and the corporate media exercising unbelievable power over the political and economic life of this country."
Two Secret Service agents also surrounded Sanders May 30 when at least four people rushed the stage at an Oakland, California event, according to CNN
Animal rights activist group Direct Action Everywhere claimed they were responsible for both protests. A spokesman for the group said their concern comes from Sanders apparently showing little concern for animal advocates, despite being "the most progressive candidate in the race," Direct Action Everywhere spokesman Zach Groff said to CNN.
One of the protesters told Fusion
that the group wants Sanders to stand up for animal rights. Aidan Cook told Fusion, "We want to see Sanders make a statement of full equality for all species to reflect the true progressive values he claims he stands for."
The group, in a press release, said it does not oppose Bernie Sanders' campaign. The group wants Sanders on its side. The group's members want to "pull Sanders in their direction," the release said, according to Fusion.
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