The Play-in game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves was halted by a bizarre fan interruption. During the second quarter with 3:34 minutes remaining, Minnesota forward Jared Vanderbilt was attempting his free throws when at the other end a woman reportedly attempted to glue herself to the court as a sign of protest.
The TNT sideline reporter Allie Laforce asked the security guards about the incident who replied that the woman glued herself to the floor by her wrists and "refused to lift her wrists up." Later the action was taken by a global grassroots network of animal rights activists named Direct Action Everywhere (DxE).
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“Glen Taylor roasts animals alive"
DxE also published a press release about the action and stated that the protest was a reaction to an alleged animal rights issue at Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor's egg farm. The statement said, “Tuesday morning’s release of troubling footage from Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor’s factory egg farm has been followed up with a Tuesday evening protest broadcast to a national TV audience.”
“A woman, Alicia Santurio, made her way onto the court during the second quarter of the game and tried to glue herself to the floor under the basket. Her shirt displayed the message “GLEN TAYLOR ROASTS ANIMALS ALIVE” before security personnel pulled her away. Minutes later, TV commentator Kevin Harlan spoke to the national television audience, saying “We've been told it was a protest…she glued herself.”
In the end, the issue was taken care of and the Minnesota Timberwolves managed to win the game as they came back from a 10-point deficit at the end of the game. Anthony Edwards had 30 points with two assists and five rebounds while D'Angelo Russell scored 29 points with 6 assists and five rebounds.