Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was speaking at the Frank Ogawa Plaza rally in Oakland Monday evening when four lunatic individuals charged the stage towards Sanders. Secret Service was quick to respond, grabbing Sanders and pulling him away as the four protesters were apprehended by other agents.The identities of the individuals, who yelled as they approached the stage, were not immediately identified.

However, it has been made aware the individuals are affiliated with a radical animal rights group called Direct Action Everywhere, as they claimed responsibility for the incident.

“Activists do not protest at Bernie Sanders rallies in opposition to Sanders himself, but rather to pull Sanders in their direction,” the group’s press release said. “Sanders’ opponent Hillary Clinton recently released a campaign platform on animal issues, although it stops far short of what activists would like to see. Activists expect Bernie Sanders, the progressive candidate, to support more radical action to provide animals not just with improved conditions but with legal rights to be free from harm.”

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