It was difficult on court for the NBA play in game between the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Los Angeles Clippers.
There was not a brawl among players, or any technical fouls that were thrown at Patrick Beverly (thrash-talking Timberwolves) guard. During the second quarter of the Timberwolves 109-104 win, a woman from the stands went underneath one of the hoops and superglued herself to the floor to protest for animal rights.
The female’s name is Alicia Santurio. She was an investigator at Direct Action Everywhere. uses “nonviolent direct action (and) community building to create revolutionary social (and) political change for animals.” Santurio glued herself to the floor because the organization got footage of an egg farm owned by Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor that showed that 5 million chickens were killed somewhat brutally. Santurino donned a shirt that read, “Glen Taylor roasts live animals” while she was having fun.
DxE investigator Alicia Santurio is the protestor who disrupted the Timberwolves game, supergluing herself to the court after today’s investigation exposed team owner Glen Taylor’s factory farm brutally killing 5 million birds via “ventilation shutdown” https://t.co/4XQWB195mK pic.twitter.com/aR27AS7NJe
— Direct Action Everywhere (@DxEverywhere) April 13, 2022
After getting Santurino unstuck, security arrived at Santurino. Clay Travis, Outkick founder, best summarised the legitimacy of the protest by tweeting that there might actually have been some legitimate reason for it.
This is ridiculous and absurd. It is still a valid protest, even though the NBA and WNBA closed down Jacob Blake’s games. https://t.co/EHmoBPzd1Z
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 13, 2022