A protest briefly interrupted the Game 1 of the Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves first round playoff series on Saturday as a woman chained herself to the basket stanchion with under five minutes remaining in the second quarter.
The protester wore a shirt that read “Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive” and threw flyers on the court. Players were seen picking them up as security dealt with the situation.
Fans were asked to remain in their seats as security worked on cutting the chain. Commentators said they were told she had been there for a while, but security hadn’t noticed. The game resumed shortly after she was carried out.
She chained herself to the basket stanchion pic.twitter.com/fAbi6uREdR
— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) April 16, 2022