Posted on August 17, 2010

Protesters Interrupt Baseball Game Over Arizona Immigration Law

Rick Martin, CNN, August 16, 2010

The fierce debate over a new Arizona immigration law spread to America’s pastime Sunday as a group of protesters rushed on to the field during the 5th inning of the Washington Nationals-Arizona Diamondbacks game in Washington, D.C.

As security guards tackled one protester, another tried to sprint across. In all, four were eventually escorted away from Nationals Park.

Amateur video posted on YouTube showed a woman being chased by several security guards before they caught up with her.

“She’s getting cuffed,” a fan is heard saying on the tape.

Then, another protester took to the field running away from security guards towards center field before he too was subdued.

Moments later, two women tried to unfurl a banner in the outfield but were interrupted by another security guard.

As the events unfolded, some of the game attendees booed the protesters and cheered the guards.