Secret Service Protects Sanders as Audience Members Rush Stage
Bernie Sander’s Secret Service agents surrounded him on Monday after an audience member rushed the stage.
The Hill reports:
At least three people were led away by security at the Oakland, Calif., event, held eight days before the state’s June 7 presidential primary.
The Vermont senator, who is trailing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, was unharmed when agents leaped on the stage and pulled him away from his microphone as the unidentified attendees pushed through audience barriers.
Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said, “It was handled professionally by the Secret Service,” according to CNN.
A protester also tried to jump onto Sanders’s stage in March during a rally in Ohio.
Sanders was spotted later Monday in Oakland at Game 7 of the Golden State Warrior’s Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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