The first playoff match between the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves was halted as another protest broke out when a woman tried to chain herself to the basket. The protester was another member of the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE).
She wore a T-shirt that read, “Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive.” The woman was then unchained by security officials before five people carried her out of the main area to the cheers of fans inside FedExForum. The protest was related to the previous event that took place during Timberwolves’ play-in game against the Clippers in Minneapolis on Tuesday night where a woman tried to glue her hand to the court.
Direct Action Everywhere tweeted that the person who chained herself to the basket was Zoe Rosenburg and has accused Glen Taylor, Minnesota’s majority owner, of the inhumane killing of 5.3 million chickens in a recent mass killing following an outbreak of bird flu in his Iowa egg factory.
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DxE also released a statement that addressed the issue. The press release stated, “The protester, DxE organizer Zoe Rosenberg, chained herself to the base of the hoop during the Timberwolves game one Western Conference Quarterfinal matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies. Rosenberg was removed after a brief delay and taken into custody. It’s unknown whether she will face charges.”
Timberwolves register major win
Despite all other factors, the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the higher seed Memphis Grizzlies 130-117. The T-wolves were led by Anthony Edwards who scored a magnificent 36 points alongside Karl-Anthony Towns who also had 29 points. For Memphis, it was the Ja Morant show as he scored 32 points.