Animal activists disrupt Bills-Rams game

Animal activists disrupt Bills-Rams game

It’s not an NFL game if you don’t have at least one attendant running on the field.

Two female animal rights activists, identified Emek Echo and Katia Shokrai of the activist group “Direct Action Everywhere,” rushed onto SoFi Stadium field during the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams game Thursday night.

As both of the activists hit the jets, they unleashed pink smoke flares which spread across the field before security tackled and restrained them.

One of the activists was chased by two security guards before she was tackled just inches away from the Buffalo Bills’ defensive huddle.

Emek Echo tries to evade runs onto the field during the second half of an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 8, 2022.

The incident at Sofi Stadium isn’t the first time the animal rights protest group disrupted a game across the professional sports landscape.

In April, an activist from the organization chained herself to the basket stanchion during a Minnesota Timberwolves playoff game. The group targeted another Timberwolves game, forcing their way onto the court after sitting courtside behind Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor in August.

Another woman from the organization, later identified as activist Alicia Santurio, glued her wrist to the court during the second quarter of the Timberwolves’ home game against the Clippers just three days later.

Joey Chestnut took matters into his own hands by restraining an animal rights activist who tried to barge their way through the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition in July. The activist group slammed the competition on social media following the altercation.

The activist group promotes “nonviolent direct action and community building to create revolutionary social and political change for animals,” according to their Twitter profile.

The motive for the wild act was to bring justice for two other activists facing over a decade in prison for rescuing two sick baby piglets from a Smithfield Foods factory farm.

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