A woman made her way onto the Minnesota Timberwolves home court and tried to glue her hand to the floor to protest the Timberwolves owner, Glen Taylor, for his factory egg farm.
The woman, Alicia Santurio, came out onto the court during the second quarter of the game and tried to glue herself to the floor under the basket.
This is the second time that someone has tried to glue their hands to the floor of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ home court in protest of the factory farms that the team supports.
Alicia Santurio was on the court during the first quarter of the basketball game. She tried to glue herself to the floor under the basket. She is part of a group called Direct Action Everywhere that is campaigning for an end to the use of cage-confinement in factory farms.
Her shirt displayed the message, GLEN TAYLOR ROASTS ANIMALS ALIVE.
There were numerous photos that popped up on social media showing Santurio being taken off of the court by security, leaving a glue stain behind on the court.
In a statement, a spokesperson from DxE said, Unfortunately, the superglue didn’t stick well enough to the floor, and Alicia was ripped off the floor by security.
The protest was reportedly organized to bring attention to a’mass killing’ that eco-terror group Direct Action Everywhere said happened at an Iowa farm owned by Taylor.
There’s no symbolic thing going on, more of a means to create enough of a disturbance that will be notable and people will talk about in creating buzz, said DxE press coordinator Matt Johnson.
Santurio was escorted out of the arena with a scrape to her hand, Johnson siad.
Santurio was issued the following trespass notice:
The Timberwolves issued a statement Tuesday night on Twitter regarding the incident saying.
A fan disruption occurred during the second quarter of tonight’s game. We are in touch with Target Center Security to address the incident.
Santurio was quickly given the nickname GlueGirl on social media following the incident.
Another activist by name Carla Cabral, disrupted a hearing of the Assembly Agriculture Committee in Sacramento, on April 6 by gluing her left hand to a table.