Alaska protesters interrupt campaign event with animal heart

Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 4:39 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Protesters in Alaska carrying a banner and a caribou heart interrupted a campaign event for a U.S. senator seeking reelection.

The small group of protesters were restrained and escorted out by staff and attendees at Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan’s campaign launch event in a hangar near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Saturday, The Anchorage Daily News reports.

Kathleen Bonnar said she approached Sullivan while carrying the caribou heart to the stage in a handbag.

She was accompanied by another woman, later identified as Crystal Berwick.

A video posted online showed Sullivan’s campaign manager, Matt Shuckerow, restraining Bonnar. The animal heart slipped from her hands onto the floor, leaving blood on Shuckerow and the stage.

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