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Animal rights protestor is shut down at Ted Cruz rally, but nobody was punched!

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During a speaking engagement outside of Chicago, Ted Cruz was interrupted by a protestor of the animal rights variety, and to his credit, he handles it a bit better than Trump. Yesterday afternoon, during a speech for his last efforts to get Illinois under his belt, Cruz was interrupted by a single animal rights protestor who began shouting from her chair during his speech. She is later escorted out by the Secret Service. The photos are grainy, but that red-on-white poster looks awfully familiar to me.

Of course, she wasn’t well received by the crowd who began to chant “we want Ted!” in order to successfully drown her out. Something tells me that ranting about animal liberation at a Ted Cruz rally isn’t going to illicit a great response. According to Breitbart, “From the stage Cruz remarked upon how it was a great thing that a protester can have her say without violence breaking out. He also joked that if his little girls, Caroline and Catherine, heard the protest was for animals they may have jumped right up and protested, too.” I find Cruz to be as terrifying as the next GOP frontrunner, but since the bar is being set so low by Donald Trump’s handling of protestors, this made Cruz look like a saint in comparison.

Trump protestors have put themselves on the line as immigrants, non-white people, and populations who would personally suffer under his rule. Their protests of his speeches have direct relevance to his policy. It’s unclear exactly what the animal rights protestor at Cruz’s rally was protesting, other than protesting animal rights for the sake of it.

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