Presidential races

Code Pink protester gets into Republican convention

Greg Nash
Delegates hold a Donald Trump flag as the floor gets out of order during a rules vote.

The opening day of the Republican National Convention was briefly disrupted Monday night when a protester made her presence known.

A woman from the anti-war group Code Pink stood up during an address by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and began waving a pink banner and loudly protesting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

{mosads}The protester was seated one section over from the convention’s VIP box, which contained several of Trump’s children, former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate.

The protester had her banner almost immediately grabbed by a Trump supporter, but she was not removed by convention staff for several minutes.

At one point several Trump supporters surrounded the protester to shield her from view, but it did not appear to become physical.

The protester was eventually removed by convention security.

A second protester holding a banner saying “Refugees welcome” was escorted out as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “It means we are getting to them.”

 

 

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