Topless animal activists stormed the stage at a Bernie Sanders rally in Carson City, Nevada on Sunday, shortly after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced the Democratic Socialist, according to the New York Post.
De Blasio had just introduced Sanders to the crowd in Carson City as the “next president of the United States,” when Sanders entered the stage with his wife as the song “Power to the People” played.
That’s when a fully clothed woman jumped up and tried to wrest the microphone out of the Vermont senator’s hand, before grabbing another one from the lectern, and started speaking about the candidate’s support for dairy farmers.
“Bernie, I’m your biggest supporter, and I’m here to ask you to stop pumping up the dairy industry and to stop pumping up animal agriculture,” she said. “I believe in you…” she continued, before the mic suddenly went dead and security moved toward her.
Sanders moved to the edge of the stage as a string of women then paraded across holding images of cows — followed by a topless woman, who gestured to Sanders as members of his security detail positioned themselves between the two. -New York Post
WATCH: Bernie Sanders interrupted by topless protesters in Nevada pic.twitter.com/1z1fOVQxhJ— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 17, 2020
"This is Nevada. There’s always a little excitement — at no extra cost. Except we have a lot of water on the stage," Sanders said as he returned to the mic.
The women were motivated by Sanders' support for 2018 legislation which supplied emergency financial support to dairy farmers across the country after the price of milk fell precipitously.
This isn't the first time women have bared their breasts when it comes to Sanders (sort of) - though the last time this happened it was simply in support of the Vermont Senator during his 2016 bid for the White House.