Clinton's subway ride broke NY rules

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms Special counsel issues rare statement disputing explosive Cohen report 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 SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersKamala Harris picks Baltimore as headquarters for potential 2020 campaign: report Sen. Casey says he won't run for president in 2020 Women's March plans 'Medicare for All' day of lobbying in DC MORE are campaigning in New York ahead of the state's April 19 primary.