Clinton's subway ride broke NY rules

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down Trump seeks to project confidence on economy at New Hampshire rally MORE may have broken New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority rules when she took a ride on a subway car Thursday. 

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MTA rules state no person "shall engage in any nontransit uses" on subway cars, including public speaking and campaigning. Violators could face fines of up to $125 in civil and criminal penalties, as pointed out by a Guardian contributor. 

During her ride, Clinton interacted with subway patrons while flanked by security and media. 

The MTA rule is in place to prevent performers and musicians, who often legally perform on subway platforms, from carrying their acts into the cars. 

Clinton's trip caught attention from the media when she struggled with a subway turnstile, swiping her card multiple times to get through. 

Both Clinton and rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: Support for Sanders among college students reaches highest level since April The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Native American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment MORE are campaigning in New York ahead of the state's April 19 primary.